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THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., MARCH 2010 - Page 1 The Hideabout 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 Change Service Requested

Life is better in a Gold Star Community

MARCH 2018 * VOLUME 37 * ISSUE 3 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 The Hideout Realty Group Grand Opening Pictured, l-r: Svetlana Tamam, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Robert Amos, Richard Straczynski, POA Chairman/Director, Jerry Restaino, POA Director, Louis Delli Santi, POA Secretary/Director, Michael Terranova, POA Director, Barry Neiss, POA Vice President/Director, Marie Krauss, POA Treasurer/Director, Linda Amos, Joe Acla, General Manager, and Joseph W. Adams, Wayne County Commissioner

1st Section

President and General Manager's Message Candidates Needed Public Safety and Public Works Corner Environmental Corner Chairman's Message Registration Corner Food & Beverage Events  Employment Opportunities   Committee Minutes  

4 4 5 5 6 6    8 & 9   14   20

Table of Contents 2nd Section

Recreation Section Nubia Malkin Art Center Kids' Corner Hideout Discount Card Advertisers Western Wayne School District Minutes Salem and Lake Township Minutes Golf News Puzzle Page RS&W News

25 - 35 32 37 38 & 39 40 41 42 45 46 & 47

3rd Section

Financials In Memoriam Community Happenings Area Worship Services Classifieds Advertisers' Directory

49 - 52 55 56 57 58 60


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MARCH 2018 • 3


Who better to find you your Hideout “dream home” or sell your Hideout home?

Nobody knows The Hideout better than we do! Give us a call!

Linda Amos

Terry Silverman

Svetlana Tamam Licensed Real Estate Broker, NYS & PA

570-630-3000 Located off Rt. 590 at The Hideout Main Gate

4 • MARCH 2018





Dear Fellow Members, It’s been a busy winter here at The Hideout! The snowy winter months have kept our maintenance staff busy with keeping the community roads safe for everyone. I would like to commend them on their efforts to handle the unpredictable winter weather. For the community members that enjoy winter recreation, thank you for visiting our Ski Hill. This winter provided suitable weather for premium skiing conditions.

Well, it is that time of year again with spring right around the corner and the payment of annual dues for 2018. This year included with the dues is a ballot regarding a proposed change from the Governing Documents Committee on Article XIV, Amendments of the bylaws. It is up to you, the resident, to decide what you feel is best for how the community moves forward. So, encourage everyone to vote either for it or against it. If you have any questions regarding the proposed change you may email them to

President’s Message

For the community members that prefer indoor activities, like myself, I would suggest stopping by the Clubhouse for their feature specials, wine and paint nights, or murder mystery nights. To stay active this winter the Recreation Department is having indoor shuffleboard and pickleball! Our wonderful, smiling Registration Department is working diligently on 2018 registrations. If you prefer to skip the lines, community members now have the option to fax (570-698-9457) or email ( your registrations. All dues payments may be made on our website at I would like to remind you to help streamline the process, please have the following items ready: o o o o

Current copies of your vehicle registrations (they can make copies for you) 2018 Membership Info Form filled out A photo ID (your membership badge or your license) Copies of College ID’s for your students

Though, it seems quiet in the community there are lots of things going on! Sign up for our community e-mail blasts for weekly updates! Kellyn Nolan

Meet your 2018 Nominating Committee

General Manager’s Message

Also, the deadline is fast approaching for letters of candidacy for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors seats. This year there will be three seats to be filled. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, a formal request must be received by April 15 at 4:00 p.m. You may submit your letter of candidacy to the Executive Assistant ( at the POA. The community has a lot of people with a variety of backgrounds, therefore, if you think you can help and try to make a difference, please do so. Remember committees are always looking for people to volunteer so if the Board doesn’t interest you, perhaps a committee might. When I first arrived here and started to attend Board meetings in July of 2014, you the residents, had some very strong concerns and complaints, about three major topics. First, which seemed to be an ongoing topic within the community were renters. So, the Board and I sat down and started to work on updating policies and trying to improve the situation so both homeowners and renters could be beneficial for the community. We accomplished this, not saying that everything is perfect, but we took the steps to improve the situation. Second were blighted properties so by working with the management team and Environmental Control Committee we tightened up requirements and put a process in place to monitor blighted properties. This included working with the homeowner and in some cases the banks. This, however, will be an ongoing project. Last were property values and the community. Residents complained that they bought their homes and then the value of their homes dropped. Residents were looking to blame something or someone, but in general real estate values dropped for some time and inventory increased within the community. So again, working with the Board we decided to take on this last issue and start The Hideout Realty Group. This decision was made in order to give residents another option as well as to market and promote The Hideout community ourselves. What I have heard from members is “who better to promote The Hideout then The Hideout itself,” which is true. Therefore, The Hideout Reality Group was formed. I am not taking anything away from the people who have been doing this outside of the gates because they have done a good job, but it is time that we try to do it ourselves. Many of you within the Hideout might have dealt with our Land & Environmental Manager, John Gigliotti, through permitting processes for just about anything from a tree, shed, driveway or any addition to your home. John has always been diplomatic and great to work with. The reason for me writing this is to inform the community that John, after seven years here, has chosen to pursue another opportunity that he feels will better his long-term growth. I am sad to see John leave but also understand his decision 100% and wish him all the best in his new endeavor. In closing, I look forward to the warm weather and the summer activities to start up in The Hideout and as always, please feel free to contact me at any time. Joe Acla New Owner

Chinese Restaurant All You Can Eat LUNCH $7.59


We are in need of candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors. Personal letters of candidacy along with a brief biographical statement are due by April 15, 2018. If you are interested in running for the 2018 Board of Directors seat, please submit letters to Brooke Craven, Executive Assistant at the POA Administration Building or by email at Meet your 2018 Nominating Committee pictured above: l –r: Donna Hackett, Robert “Buster” Miller, and Richard Maxwell.

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Senior Discount 10% Off

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Environmental Corner

SPRING is now knocking at the door and everyone I am sure is quite eager to get out and begin their home improvement projects. Please contact the POA for assistance on any potential permitting requirements prior to initiating any site work. We are here to serve and assist where we can. Blighted Properties: Certainly, the impact from Blighted properties is more than just economics (Fraiser, 2011). It is well documented that Blight contributes towards diminishing the quality of life in a neighborhood and suppresses the outlook for residents (Fraiser, 2011). A street dotted with empty, overgrown lots and abandoned houses send the strongest signal of neglect and disinvestment (Fraiser, 2011). Once both people inside and outside the community get the message regarding a blighted neighborhood, restoring community pride and convincing new investors to relocate becomes a very tall order (Fraiser, 2011). For the past three years, in particular, we have truly worked very hard in engaging property owners, banks, attorneys and realtors in striving to confront blight and getting properties restored and back into the annual Dues- Cycle. Reference: Fraiser, J., (2011, Fall). Pittsburgh Quarterly. The cost of blight: Vacant property review. Retrieved from the-cost-of-blight/All-Pages.html.

MARCH 2018 • 5


Public Safety Corner On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the Hideout Public Safety Department hosted an Active Shooter Training Class for all Hideout employees held at the Main Lodge. The training class was presented by the Pennsylvania State Police Domestic Security Division out of Harrisburg and was attended by approximately one hundred full and part-time employees along with several Board Members. An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill persons in a confined and populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms with no apparent pattern or method to select their victims.

The class was designed to prepare employees in the event that they are involved in an active shooter situation. The presentation was designed to cover all venues, including but not limited to, commerce, education, open spaces, places of worship, and public settings. By discussing the different mental strategies, as well as response tactics, individuals will be better prepared to not only act but react during an active shooter event. continued on page 23

Land and Environmental Planning: • ACT 13 and Growing Greener Grants: We have completed all the contract documents and have begun the planning, permitting and design process. More to follow. Again, both grants combined totaled around $324,000. • Lake management and fisheries projects will begin launching this spring. We will focus on stocking a higher number of Largemouth Bass in Roamingwood Lake. • Brooks Lake Dredging Project: with this project completed, there is a good opportunity to transition the staging area behind the Dam into a passive recreational section that may include additional boat racks, some grills, and a little parking. A reminder to our community members: A. Attention Members! Just a reminder that for safety reasons to please ensure that the lot number is posted on your address post. B. There is a $250.00 non-refundable FINE for initiating building activities without first obtaining a Hideout building permit. Please contact the POA office at (570) 698-4100, Ext. 102 or 166, if you have any questions and/or concerns. C. Please do NOT feed the Deer or other wild animals in the community. Feeding the deer does not help the deer or our quality of life in our community. Board motion also prohibits the feeding of wild animals and a fine of $1,000.00 will be issued. Our priority is to serve our members at the highest professional level possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Dear Hideout Members, The Hideout spring thaw road weight limits began on Monday, February 19, 2018. Vehicles entering the community over 10 tons will be restricted. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Hideout POA, Project Website

The Hideout has a website for the POA to solicit bids/ quotes from Contractors/Vendors primarily for Capital Projects to be completed in 2017. All contractors must have $1 million dollar Liability insurance on file with the POA with the POA listed as the additional insured and be current on Pennsylvania Home Improvement Act registration.


Public Works Corner

The spring thaw generally begins around the first of March. The start and end are dictated by the weather. The process does not only include the melting of the snow on the surface, but also the thawing of the frost within the ground. The colder the winter we have, the deeper the frost sets in. As the ground warms, the ground softens to release ice below the surface. During this time period, the ground under the community roads becomes soft. As a result, heavy equipment may compromise the asphalt and restrictions of vehicles is put in place. The potential problems may result in costly repairs. Please minimize non-essential home deliveries during this time of the year while the weather transitions from winter to spring. Maintenance will not have much time to transition from the winter to the preparation of the community for summer. There is a lot on the agenda to complete in a short time period. Regardless, the crew will work diligently to get amenities ready for seasonal usage. They are the hidden team that keeps the community and facilities running for the members to enjoy. USDA Food Safety Tips for a Power Outage • Do not place perishable food out in the snow. Outside temperatures can vary and food can be exposed to unsanitary conditions and animals. Instead, make ice by filling buckets or cans with water and leave them outside to freeze. Use this ice to help keep food cold in the freezer, refrigerator or coolers. • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. A refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if the door is kept closed. A full freezer will hold its temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if half-full). • Place meat and poultry to one side of the freezer or on a tray to prevent crosscontamination of thawing juices. • Use dry or block ice to keep the refrigerator as cold as possible during an extended power outage. Fifty pounds of dry ice should keep a fully stocked 18-cubic-feet freezer cold for two days. After the power comes back on • Check the temperature inside of your refrigerator and freezer. Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, seafood, eggs or leftovers) that has been above 40°F for two hours or more. • Check each item separately. Throw out any food that has an unusual odor, color or texture or feels warm to the touch. • Check frozen food for ice crystals. The food in your freezer that partially or completely thawed may be safely refrozen if it still contains ice crystals or is 40°F or below. • Never taste food to decide if it's safe. • When in doubt, throw it out.


6 • MARCH 2018




Chairman's Message

Registration Corner

F I D U C I A R Y …… A person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.

When making payment, all MEMBERS MUST COMPLETE the new Membership Information Sheet in order to receive your 2018 stickers. Payment may be made online at our website; if paid by debit/credit card a $50 convenience fee will apply.

As we “march” into spring, the Registration Department is in full swing!! By now all of our membership has received their Annual Dues Assessment.

The great philosopher, Kermit the Frog, once stated that “it’s not easy being green!” When a person thinks about that concept, there is some similarity to being on the POA Board.

The leading challenge is the fiduciary relationship and responsibility. Members of the Board, and all officers of the POA have a fiduciary relationship with the members of the Association. This relationship imposes obligations of trust and confidence in favor of the association and the members. The Board of Directors are required to act in good faith and in the best interests of the members. Thus, the Board must exercise due care and diligence when acting for the community, and this must happen within the scope of their responsibility. The POA is a non-profit Pennsylvania corporation. The POA Board consists of seven unpaid volunteers that are elected to the directorship. Even though they are volunteers, it does not relieve any Director from the high standards of trust and responsibility of the fiduciary relationship. When a member accepts a position on the Board, it is presumed that she/he has knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of a Board member. A duly elected Director cannot be excused from improper action on the grounds of ignorance or inexperience, nor excused for negligence or mismanagement.

To alleviate waiting on line, consider our mail in/mail out service. To participate, please include the “worksheet” indicating the additional stickers/service you will be paying for. For example pool stickers, permanent guest stickers, social membership, return mail, or Hideabout Subscription. Remember all our forms are available through our website. Please include copies of your vehicle registrations and college student ID’s. A $7 charge will ensure that your stickers are mailed Certified Return Receipt. On Sunday, March 11, we will “spring forward” in Daylight Savings Time. Remember to set your clock AHEAD one hour before going to bed on Saturday evening. Saturday, March 17 welcomes “green” to the Hideout in honor St. Patrick’s Day. Be sure to get in touch with Recreation for all the fun activities.

Each Board of Director has a fiduciary relationship, individually and jointly as a group, to the lot owners and each of the members. The Board’s duties must be performed with care and responsibility that an ordinary prudent person would exercise under similar circumstances, and this ultimate responsibility cannot be delegated to the General Manager or Departmental Manager or any other third party.

On Tuesday, March 20, we officially welcome spring. But don’t let the calendar fool you….. do not be tempted to plant those spring flowers!!! POA REGISTRATION WILL HAVE EXTENDED HOURS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Next, the most challenging tasks for any director is isolating the basic facts from the personal emotions for the situation at hand. It’s not always easy to follow the Protective Covenants, By-Laws, and other rules, but without such documents, we would have chaos. Also, consistency of application must be followed by referring to prior Board Motions and Resolutions. All this combined allows for the Hideout to flourish and continue as a CAI Four Star Community. There will always be encounters, unforeseen glitches, tough decisions, financial hurdles, and general daily operational challenges. After all, we are a $9 million business and a recreational/residential community. Any problems can all be overcome by the Board and the Management following the established principle as conferred by this article. In closing, you can contribute to the POA's growth by becoming involved in The Hideout. Join a committee, read the monthly Hideabout Newspaper, search the POA website (, and/or attend Board meetings. The more you know, the better The Hideout becomes! Richard Straczynski





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MARCH 2018 • 7

CELEBRATING 28 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE HIDEOUT Don’t let your vacation home turn into a weekend job.

Maintenance (570) 698-7759

e-mail: Fully Insured - Free Estimates Insurance Estimates Prepared

• Decks, Carports, Docks • Kitchens & Baths • Roof Repair • Popcorn Ceilings-Sheetrock • Drainage Problems • Ceiling Fans Installed • Sewage Pump Emergency Service • Yard Clean-ups • Locks Installed

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• Basements Finished • Screened Porches • Weekly Home Inspections • Masonry Work & Foundations • Pressure Washing • Tree Work & Log Splitting • Marble & Tile Work • Rain Gutter Installation


• Painting & Staining • Landlord House Maintenance • Skylights Installed • Vinyl Siding • Gravel & Driveway Lighting • Sliding Doors Added • Landscaping & Lawn Care • Excavating & Backhoe Work • Waterproofing Basements


8 • MARCH 2018


Food and Beverage News and Upcoming Events The Clubhouse Will Be Closed for yearly Closed For Yearly maintenance and Maintenance and cleaning from Cleaning from

February 27 - March 8. February 27th-March 8th.

Wereopen Will Re-open We will March 9 th March 9 at 4pm. at 4:00 p.m.

March Food and Beverage Events Annual Clubhouse Shutdown from February 27th Reopening March 9th March 2nd at the Main Lodge Open for Dinner DJ MacGyver Trivia 6pm-10pm

March 9th at the Clubhouse Reopens the Jimmy Brown Duo 7pm-11pm

March 17th at the Clubhouse DJ MacGyver St Patrick’s Day Party 8pm-Midnight

March 23rd March 24th 630pm-1030pm

March 30th at the Clubhouse Tom Riccobono 8pm-Midnight

March 31st at the Main Lodge Night at the Races 6pm

9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 9am --12pm Build Your Own Brunch

Includes Choice of White, Wheat Or Rye Toast

Two Eggs Any Style

Build Your2.95 Own Brunch

Omelet Includes Choice ofVeggie White, Wheat Or Rye Toast (Peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cheese.) 3.95 Two Eggs Any Style 2.95 Meat Lovers Omelet (Ham, bacon, and cheese.) Veggie Omelet 3.95 4.95 Short mushrooms, Stack Pancakes (Peppers, onions, and cheese) 3.95 Stack French Toast Meat Short Lovers Omelet 4.95 3.95 (Ham, bacon, and cheese.) Home Fries 1.95 Short StackBacon Pancakes 3.95 3.95 Short Stack French Toast 3.95 Home Ham Fries 1.95 3.95 Bacon Featured Brunch3.95 Items Buffalo Chicken Omelet Ham 3.95 Crispy Chicken, blue cheese crumbles, red onions and tomatoes in an omelet topped with buffalo sauce. Served with home fries. 9.95

Featured Brunch Items Buffalo Chicken Omelet 9.95 Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

Crispy Chicken, blue cheese crumbles, Four Slices of peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast. 7.95 red onions and tomatoes in an omelet topped with buffalo sauce. Served with home fries.

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast 7.95 Four Slices of peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast.

Murder Mystery at the Main Lodge

Sat., March Mystery 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Murder at the

(570) 630-3700, ext. 151

**Annual Clubhouse Shutdown from March 1-8. Reopening March 9**

at the Clubhouse Flatland Ruckus 8pm-Midnight at the Main Lodge Murder Mystery ‘Murder Me I’m Irish’

Sunday Brunch atThe The Clubhouse Sunday Brunch at Clubhouse

Clubhouse Events

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend St. Patrick’s Day Weekend At The Clubhouse

Fri., March 9 - Clubhouse Reopens with the Jimmy Brown Duo 7:00-11:00 p.m. Sat., March 17 - DJ MacGyver St. Patrick’s Day Party 8:00 p.m.-Midnight March 23 - Flatland Ruckus 8:00 p.m.-Midnight March 30 - Tom Riccobono 8:00 p.m.-Midnight

Main Lodge Events (570) 630-3700, ext. 151

At The Clubhouse

Fri., March 2 - Open for Dinner DJ MacGyver. Trivia 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Paddyfritters Cakes served with a Corned beef and potato Corned beef and potato fritters served with a honey mustard sauce. honey mustard sauce. 8.95

Sat., March 24 - Murder Mystery ‘Murder Me I’m Irish’ 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Paddy Cakes 8.95

CouchFlatbread Potato Flatbread Pizza 8.95 Couch Potato Pizza

Sat., March 31 - Night at the Races 6:00 p.m.

Creamy garlic sauce, cheddar cheese, potatoes, scallions, and Creamy garlic sauce,bacon. cheddar cheese, potatoes, 8.95

scallions, and bacon.

Corned Beef Dinner Corned beef, boiled potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. 15.95

Corned Beef Dinner 15.95

Corned beef, boiled potatoes, and cabbage. Cottage carrots, Pie Seasoned ground beef, carrots, peas and gravy, topped with mashed potatoes and toasted cheddar. 11.95

Cottage Pie 11.95

Seasoned ground beef,Irish carrots, Stew peas and gravy, Slow with cookedmashed lamb stew with hearty vegetables and potatoes. 14.95 topped potatoes and toasted cheddar. DRAFT SPECIALS

Irish Killian’s StewIrish 14.95 Red

Smithwicks Slow cooked lamb stew with hearty vegetables andDrink potatoes. Specials

2018 Hideout Discount Card for March $1 off an appetizer at the Clubhouse The card is valid through March 31, 2018.

Chunky Leperachaun

Irish Coffee DRAFT SPECIALS Peppermint Paddy

Killian’s Irish Red Smithwicks

DRINK SPECIALS Chunky Leperachaun Irish Coffee Peppermint Paddy

Food and Beverage invites you to come celebrate the Tiki Bar’s soft opening! Spotlight Players Present…

Clubhouse Hours SUNDAY

Kitchen Hours 12:00-8:00 p.m. Brunch at the Clubhouse 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Pasta Night. Happy Hour 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.


$50 per person. Reservations REQUIRED limited character availability. Payment due with reservation, th 2018 630pm-1030pm March Please call24(570) 698-4100 ext. 150. Event $50 perMenu person Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Pigs in a Duvets, Reservations REQUIRED limited character availability. Cheese Display, Olive Bar, Payment due with reservation, Please call (570)698-4100 ext. 150 Roasted GarlicEventMashed Potatoes, Menu Carved Shallot Roasted Filet Mignon, and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Pigs in a Duvets, Cheese Display, Olive Bar Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Carved Shallot Roasted Filet Mignon and

Main Lodge

Kitchen Hours 4:00-9:00 p.m. $10 Dinner Specials. Happy Hour 4:00-7:00 p.m.


Kitchen Hours 4:00-9:00 p.m. International and Taco Night. Happy Hour 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts. StrawberryBaconCheesecake Parfaits, Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits, Assorted Cookies with Dipping Sauces. Assorted Cookies with Dipping Sauces. Soda, Coffee, and Tea, Domestic Beer and Wine Included, Cash Bar Available. Soda, Coffee, and Tea, Domestic Beer and Wine Included, Cash Bar Available.


May 19, 2018

6PM Dinner

7PM Performance

$29 per person Call 570-698-4100 ext. 150 for reservations Early Reservations Recommended

Kitchen Hours 4:00-10:00 p.m. Weekend Specials. Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Kitchen Hours 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Weekend Specials. Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 p.m.



MARCH 2018 • 9

10th Hole Pub Menu

Starters and Sides

Calamari Flour Dusted, with fried banana peppers, served with marinara 9.95 Shrimp Skewers Choice of Sauce: Buffalo, Teriyaki, Bourbon, Lemon Garlic, or Cajun 6.95 Nachos House-made Chili, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion 9.95 Grande Nachos A heaping pile of chips topped with all the above toppings 15.95


Reuben Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Grilled Rye, Russian Dressing 8.95 Foot Long Cheesesteak American Cheese, Sautéed Onions, Mushrooms, and Peppers 9.95 Chicken Parmesan Hoagie Breaded Chicken, Marinara Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese 8.95

Mozzarella Sticks Served with Marinara Sauce 5.95

Turkey Club Turkey. Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise 8.95

Pretzel Bites Soft Chewy Pretzel Bites served with cheese sauce and mustard 5.95

Grilled Cheese American Cheese, Choice of Bread 4.95 Add Tomato .50 I Add Bacon .99

Loaded Tots Potato tots topped with cheddar cheese sauce, Bacon and spring onion served with Sriracha ketchup. 7.95 Fried Pickles Served with Green Goddess Dressing 6.95 Pierogis Sautéed or Fried topped with sautéed onions, Served with Sour Cream 5.95 Quesadilla Cheddar Jack Blend Cheese 6.95

Add Chicken 2.00

Potato Skins Cheddar Cheese and Bacon 5.95


Hot, Mild, Garlic Parm, Teriyaki, BBQ, Honey Mustard, Honey Garlic Add Bleu Cheese or Celery .50 Boneless ½ lb – 6.95 Boneless Full Pound 9.95 Bone-In Order of 10 9.95

Soup and Salad Soup of the Day Cup 3.5 I Bowl 4.95

French Onion Soup Provolone Cheese, Croutons 5.25 House-made Chili Crock 4.95 I Add Cheddar & Onion .75 Cranberry Pecan Salad 8.95 Fresh Greens, Blue Cheese crumbles grape tomato, cucumber, and red onion Crispy Chicken Salad Chicken tenders, fresh greens, shredded cheddar, grape tomatoes, red onion, sliced cucumber. 9.95 Cobb Salad Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Bacon, Hardboiled Egg, Olives, Cucumber, grape tomato, and Onion 8.95


Traditional Burger Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Choice of Cheese 7.95 Double Bacon Burger American Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon 9.95 Smokehouse Burger Smoked Gouda Cheese, Frizzled Onions, Bacon, Sriracha Ketchup 9.95 A1 Burger Cheddar Jack Cheese, A1, Frizzled Onions, Bacon, Onion Ring 9.95 Garden Burger Served with Choice of Mayo or Sriracha ketchup 8.95 Bourbon Burger Sautéed Onions, Cheddar Cheese, Bourbon Glaze 8.95

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Passover is a celebration of the liberation of Jews from Egyptian slavery. Along with Sukkot and Shavuot, Passover is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals that feature agricultural offerings and several unique mitzvot. The seder, an elaborate meal that customarily takes place on the first night of the holiday, is at the center of Passover celebrations. According to ReformedJudaism. org, “seder” means “order” and refers to the 15 separate steps that are taken in traditional order as expressed in the book “Haggaddah.” Blessing, washing, eating a vegetable, breaking of matzot, story telling, and many other components comprise the seder. Other traditional symbols are featured on the seder plates and tables, each of which have specific ties to the Exodus and history of Jewish slavery. Passover is one of the most commonly observed Jewish holidays and a time to reflect on one’s blessings.

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Perhaps because the day celebrating him is so widely associated with revelry, St. Patrick is arguably among the world’s most popular saints. But as much as people may look forward to St. Patrick’s Day, few celebrants may know the story of St. Patrick. Though St. Patrick is widely associated with Ireland, he was born in Britain in the fourth century. In fact, Patrick’s first encounter with Ireland was not the result of his desire to visit the Emerald Isle. At age 16, Patrick was actually captured by Irish raiders and brought to Ireland as a slave, ultimately spending more than half a decade as a herdsman. Captivity may cause some to question or outright deny their faith, but Patrick’s faith strengthened during his time in slavery. Patrick was inspired to escape slavery by a dream in which he was told by God to head for the coast, where a ship took him back to his native land after he successfully persuaded the ship’s captain to allow him aboard. Upon returning to Britain, Patrick, along with others from the ship, would struggle his way through the wilderness before ultimately reuniting with his family. Now a young but nonetheless grown man, Patrick, the son of a Christian deacon, continued to study Christianity. Patrick’s studies led him to pursue the priesthood, and he was eventually ordained a priest by the Bishop of Auxerre. Patrick would later be ordained a bishop, and was ultimately sent back to Ireland as a Christian missionary. The details of Patrick’s return to Ireland are hard to confirm, but it’s likely he landed in County Wicklow on the eastern coast of Ireland before heading north to spread the Gospel. In his autobiographical text “Confessio,” which is widely accepted as having been written by Patrick, he is largely vague about his work as a missionary. But he is believed to have converted thousands of native Irish to Christianity, all the while building churches and ordaining priests and bishops. Throughout the decades he spent traveling around the country as a Christian missionary, Patrick lived in poverty, enduring many hardships. The dates of his life are difficult to confirm, but St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17th because that is the day he is believed to have died in 461.

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Important Information You Should Know THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE HIDEOUT IS

25 MPH In the designated Safety Zones fines are doubled. Please watch for our pedestrians. We have many children and adults that will be out riding bicycles and walking dogs. Please observe all signs and association rules for the safety of our members.

ATTENTION MEMBERS When your guests come to visit, please make sure that they know your lot number when registering at the gate. This will expedite entrance into the community.

HAVE GUESTS COMING TO THE HIDEOUT FOR A VISIT? You can register your guest online or using your mobile device including Apple, Android and Blackberry. To register please visit the Hideout website and click on “On-line Guest Registration” to fill out the form. Once signed up, you will receive an email with directions.

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT A dangerous condition arises on busy weekends from vehicles parking on the side of the road on Lakeview and Woodpoint Court. Vehicles parked on the side of the road in this location impede traffic and could possibly block access to the area by emergency vehicles. Due to this condition the Board has passed a motion deeming Lakeview and Woodpoint Court “Emergency Access Roads.” No parking will be permitted on the side of the road in this area. The Public Safety Department will aggressively enforce this rule. Anyone who parks in this location will be subject to a $125.00 fine and a $250.00 fine for repeated offenses.

AMENITY BADGES All Hideout Members must have a current Amenity Badge on their person in order to use any of the Hideout’s Amenities. Guests must also show their guest badges at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule!!!

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP CARDS All members and their guests must have their Amenity Badges at all times throughout the community. In order to use our food & beverage licensed facilities, you must either be with a member or have the member purchase a social membership card for you. Social Membership cards are available at the Clubhouse.


This Hideout group is for part timers and full timers. Some members are snow birds and some are not, and some are men and some are women. But, the one thing everyone has in common, is that they want to make new friends and have fun. The group meets for dinner every Monday at 5:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. It is more of a meet-up group where people can exchange e-mail addresses, phone numbers, plan dinners, card games or trips. Some may decide to share a table or two at a dinner or dance being held at the Main Lodge because they may not feel comfortable going alone. So, if you would like to meet, join them for dinner on Monday night.


The HASG was formed in 1980 to provide an opportunity for Hideout members, including renters, age 40 and over, to meet with and socialize with other members of our community. If you enjoy meeting new friends, socializing with old friends and like to party, then the H.A.S.G. is for you. Typical events include dinner dances, picnics, luaus, a “social” golf league, local outings, travel and anything else you can think of that involves socializing, dining and just generally having a great time with wonderful friends new and old. The HASG meets the second Thursday of each month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. at the Lodge. Refreshments are always served. All interested Hideout members are welcome to attend our meetings. Let us know you’re coming and a member of our Welcoming Committee will greet you. For more information please contact Katie Lane (570) 698-5499,


We are a social group for members of all ages. We gather on a monthly basis, or more often if required by you, to talk about issues that are important to all of us in the Hideout. Let your voice be heard and join us. We will welcome your input. Contact:

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 Registration 570-630-3723 Maintenance 570-630-3728 Lodge Security 570-630-3729 Ski Hill 570-630-3730 Clubhouse Bar 570-630-3731 Clubhouse Hostess Station 570-630-3732 Main Lodge 570-630-3733 Recreation 570-630-3734 Nubia Malkin Art Center 570-630-3735 Fitness Center 570-630-3736 Golf Pro Shop 570-630-3737 North Gate Dispatcher 570-630-3738 Main Gate

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS Dial area code (570) then the number POA Office 698-4100 POA Fax 698-9457 North Beach 698-7013 North Pool 698-7011 Recreation Fax 698-6580 Main Pool 698-7014 Mini Golf 698-4086 Woodworkers’ Shop 698-6269 Golf Maintenance 698-6384 EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317 HIDEOUT TV - CHANNEL 20 To reach the following, please dial (570) 698-4100 plus ext. number Maintenance 133 Main Gate 140 North Gate 142

Main Lodge Public Safety Office Clubhouse Bar Clubhouse Reservations Main Lodge Hideout Quilters Recreation Nubia Malkin Art Center Fitness Center Ski Hill Golf Pro Shop Game Room Registration

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HIDEOUT WEBSITE The Hideout’s website has a public side as well as a private side. To register for the private side, please go to the home page and click on the “Member Login” button and then hit Member Registration. Your member number will be on your Dues Statement.

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BIRTHDAY CORNER Please contact Debbie McGowan at to announce your child’s birthday in The Hideabout by the fifteenth of the previous month. Your picture will be returned upon request.

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) is expanding our recently-formed Good Neighbors Club. We are pleased to coordinate the following Good Neighbors Club services to all members of the Hideout Community: 1. Many of us own wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment that we are not currently using. Others are in need of some of this equipment for a period of time. The HASG is compiling a list of such equipment. The intent is to have a central contact point where those in need can inquire about who may have the equipment they need and be willing to loan it to a fellow Hideout member. If you possess such equipment and are willing to help out by lending it to a Hideout neighbor, or if you are in need of same, please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. 2. A number of us have survived major illnesses: cancer, heart attacks, strokes, etc. If you are a survivor of a life-threatening illness and are willing to talk, one on one, with others currently going through a similar situation, or if you are fighting such a situation and would like an opportunity to talk to someone who has “been there done that” please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. Confidentiality will be observed. 3. Many of our neighbors live alone. If you are by yourself and would like a daily phone call from a fellow community member, or if you would like the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a friendly “hello, how are you today?” then again please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair, at (570) 698-9840. The HASG believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbor Club is a function of the Hideout Adult Social Group we are pleased to offer these services to ALL Hideout residents.


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Recycling is open Monday - Sunday 24/7 The Maintenance Department accepts Bulk Items Monday - Friday at the Maintenance Shop between 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Saturday morning by appointment only, (570) 698-4100, ext. 133. (fees apply) No electronics accepted, i.e., computers, televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. Also not accepted are tires, paints, thinners, oils, etc.


COMMINGLED RECYCLING Single stream (also known as “fully commingled” or “single-sort”) recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the depositor into separate commodities (newspaper, paperboard, Corrugated fiberboard, plastic, glass, etc.) and handled separately throughout the collection process. In single stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility.


TREES What To Do If A Tree Is About To Fall From One Lot To Another? Even though the Hideout has an easement between properties, this matter is strictly between the parties involved. This includes limbs, branches and trees. If you have this situation, notify the property owner whose property presents the hazard. The Hideout does not provide information relative to the Membership. You should call the Wayne County Tax Assessment Office at (570) 2535970 or the internet at taxassessment You should also contact your insurance company. Another resource is the internet for the purpose of researching Pennsylvania Real Estate Law on the subject. Again, this is a civil matter between the parties involved and cannot be resolved by the Hideout. Note: In the event that the tree is on Hideout Common Property, the Land & Environmental Planning Manager should be notified so that the appropriate action can be taken to remove the hazard.


PROPANE TANKS Safety Guidelines For Propane Tanks: Homeowners who decide to install a propane tank on their property need to be aware of the new guidelines for such. A Propane Permit is needed. The National

Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has established a set of rules that govern the requirements for the clearance around propane tanks in the NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code. Size of the clearance radius will depend on type of installation and the size of the tank. Vertical Tanks – The requirements for the clearance around vertical propane tanks under 125 gallons depends on the location of ignition sources, venting windows and doors. The tank itself may be placed against the house or building, but it has to be at least ten (10) feet from an ignition source such as a water heater and three (3) feet from a venting window or door. Horizontal Tanks – Horizontal tanks, also referred to as vessels, come in three main sizes: 330, 550 and 1,000 gallons. The size of the vessel normally depends on the propane requirements and the size of the structure using the fuel. The requirements for the clearance around the 330 and the 550 gallon propane tanks are at least ten (10) feet from the structure. Ten (10) feet from the property line and ten (10) feet from any ignition source. The 1,000 gallon propane tank requires at least twenty five (25) feet of clearance from the structure, the property line and any ignition sources. Also, be aware that according to our Protective Covenants and ECC Manual, every fuel storage tank on any lot shall be either buried below ground or screened to the satisfaction of the Committee.


2018 FEE SCHEDULE FOR PERMITS Non-FEE Permits: Painting – Staining (match to color chart) Re-Roofing Siding (vinyl, wood) FEE based Permits: Additions $ 100 Deck (Replacement) (New $ 75) $ 50 Dock / Bulkhead $ 60 Driveway (pave, repave) $ 50 Excavation / Demolition $ 40 Fuel Storage Tanks (Propane, Oil) $ 20 Garage – attached $ 100 Garage – detached $ 100 Gazebo $ 45 Generator $ 20 Landscape (major) $ 40 New Home $ 600 Parking Pad $ 45 Pet Enclosure or Electronic Fence $ 10 Porch / Sunroom $ 100 Railing $ 40 Retaining Wall $ 30 Satellite Antenna $ 10 Shed $ 45 Tree Removal $ 20 * New Home Tree Removal Deposit $3,000 Refundable

Please remember that if you apply for a permit, it is not automatically given. There is a process, which could take up to two (2) weeks. The ECC has to review the application and then a permit is approved or denied. If you have been denied, the Hideout will send you a letter with the reason(s) why it was not approved. You can then make the corrections and it will be reviewed again at the next meeting. Also, remember that nearly everything you do outside of your home requires a permit. Please call Francine Spinelli, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 102 if you have any questions. Thank you. Please pick up your permits at the POA Office. When your project is complete, sign and return your permit to the POA.


MEMBERS AND CONTRACTORS Among the items that the Environmental Control Committee will look for when going over your application is an “As Built” survey. There are several reasons for this: • To be sure of the placement of any structures on your property. • To be sure of setback lines. When turning in an application for any of the below permits, you must have an “as built” survey. • Garages (both detached and attached) • Decks • Driveways • Sheds • Additions • Dock/Bulkhead • Gazebo, Patio, Sunroom • Major Landscaping. This survey will be marked as “existing” not proposed. If you have any questions, please call Fran at (570) 698-4100, ext. 102. In some cases we might have a copy of the survey in our files. Please understand that this might not be an “as built” survey.


HIDEOUT PET REGULATIONS as defined in the Consolidated Rules and Regulations. Paragraph #8, Page 7 states pets will not be allowed to enter any facility controlled or owned by the Association. (Exception Guide Dogs). Paragraph #9, Page 8 states pets must be licensed, inoculated, leashed and kept under the owners control at all times. Paragraph #20, Page 8 states it is the responsibility of the owner of the pet to clean up and remove animal excrement of their pet. Dogs are only allowed at the Dog Park and on the Walking Trail and must be registered with the POA. Please note, roads are not considered an amenity. All Pet complaints are processed via the Hideout North Gate Control Center. The owner may be subjected to fines and or sanctions depending on the violation. In addition, the Wayne County Dog Warden has jurisdiction and will respond to animal complaints and take the appropriate action as deemed necessary. Pet regulations are in place for the protection of residents and guests and the ultimate goal is to seek voluntary compliance on the part of the membership.

HIDEOUT DOG PARK REGISTRATION Bring proof of Rabies and Distemper Shots from your Veterinarian to the Registration Department at the POA. Vet forms must indicate that males are neutered. You will be asked to complete a Hideout Pet Registration Form. The Dog Park Registration section of the form is optional for members wishing to join the Dog Park. Registration will file copies of your documents, collect the $15 annual fee and issue a Dog Collar Tag authorizing membership and admission to the Dog Park. Your pets must be registered even if you are not applying for Dog Park membership-however, there is no fee unless you are joining the Dog Park. The Dog Park Tag must be affixed to your dog’s collar prior to entry to the Park. Note that a current amenity badge must also be carried in the Park at all times. Dog Park Regulations - You must pick up after your dog. Owners ignoring this rule will be asked to leave and be denied future entry. Mutt mitts for waste disposal pick-up are available. Used Mitts must be placed in Trash containers. Aggressive dogs are not allowed and must be removed immediately. Each car must display a current Hideout Membership/visitor sticker on their vehicle. Each dog must display a Collar Tag issued by the Dog Park Committee indicating Veterinary Certification that each male dog is neutered and has a current immunization for: Rabies and Distemper. Female dogs in heat are not allowed in Park. Children under age of 12 may attend only under supervision of an adult and adult must be supervising the dog. Members may supervise no more than two dogs per adult. Hours of operation are posted. The Park is self policing and dog owners using Park enforce these rules. Small dogs are free to use the Small Dog Area & all areas of the Park. Large dogs must be kept out of the Small Dog Area.



In support of our community’s wildlife management efforts and to reduce the need for future culls, that the feeding of any wildlife (with the exception of birds) within The Hideout is prohibited and is subject to an initial Citation and Fine in the amount of $1,000.00. Anyone who chooses to feed birds can do so only if they use a bird feeder(s) unit that is kept at a minimum height of eight (8) feet above ground level, if not they will also be subject to a Citation and a $1,000.00 fine. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken-results 7 Yes, 0 No-PASSED NOTE 1) Any additional violation(s) will be subject to a hearing by the Disciplinary Committee to determine any additional penalties. NOTE 2): Revenues from initial fines and any additional penalties will be used to offset wildlife management expenses in the Land and Environmental Planning Department.

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Hideout Committee Volunteers Committees are an important part of our association operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year.

The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our active and effective committees. They deserve our sincerest thanks. However, to be successful, our association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement in our committees; so, we’d like your help on one of our committees. Committees give the Board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and opinions and provide a training ground for future Board members. All committees are advisory to the Board unless given specific decision-making authority by the Board or our Governing Documents. Each committee has a goal and mission statement to help it succeed as a community resource.

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Our association has three types of committees: •

Board appointed committees, like our ECC, Safety, Budget and Governing Documents, are established by the Board for a specific purpose under the supervision of the Board. Some are required by our Protective Covenants or By-Laws. They often have clearly defined power and authority.

Appointments are made for a three year term; however, there are no term limits as to how many terms someone can serve. •

Standing committees, such as Clubhouse/Lodge and Recreation, are ongoing and have members who have expertise with a specific area within our community. These committees generally make recommendations to the Board pertaining to the specific area.

Ad-hoc committees are established by the Board as needed for specific projects and tasks. When the task is complete, the committee is disbanded.

So, if you’re thinking about running for the Board and want to learn a little more about the association operations first, or if you’re interested in helping improve your community or just want to get out and meet neighbors, we would be thrilled to talk to you about our committees and how you might be able to help. Applications are available at the POA office and feel free to contact any member of the Board or the General Manager for more information.

THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE is looking for new members. If interested, please fill out an application at the POA. We meet once a month, from June until October.


BOD Committee Liaison List Hideout POA Board Of Directors Schedule Of Meetings - 2018 Draft

Fri., March 16, 2018 Sat., March 24, 2018 Fri., May 4, 2018 Sat., May 12, 2018 Fri., June 8, 2018 Sat., June 16, 2018 Fri., July 13, 2018 Sat., July 21, 2018 Sat., August 11, 2018 Fri., September 7, 2018 Sat., September 15, 2018 Sun., October 7, 2018 Fri., October 12, 2018 Fri., October 19, 2018 Fri., October 26, 2018 Fri., November 2, 2018 Fri., November 9, 2018 Sat., November 17, 2018 Sat., December 8, 2018 Sat., December 15, 2018 Updated 12/9/17

Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Meet The Candidates Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Annual Meeting Oper. Budget Review Oper. Budget Review Capital Budget Review Capital Budget Review Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Community Budget Review Board 2019 Budget Vote

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Life expectancy ranks highest in these countries Living a long, healthy life has been made possible thanks in part to modern medicine. But the factors behind longevity are more complex than just access to quality healthcare. Genetics, lifestyle and even where a person lives can all impact the length of a person’s life. Longevity is often studied so scientists can uncover the secrets to those who seem to have unlocked the fountain of youth. Certain areas of the world boast the longest life spans, and scientists study these areas for clues. In 2016, the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Survey studied the health of populations around the world. In the criteria, WEF ranked countries in terms of the average life expectancy - indicating where people live the longest. While developed countries certainly made the list, there was some offset in the numbers based on high rates of mental health issues that may lead to suicide. Overall, the following countries ranked high in average life expectancy. People interested in living longer may want to adopt some of their citizens’ lifestyle habits to live long lives. • Monaco: The second smallest country in the world boasts quite a high life expectancy, with people living an average of 89.7 years. Nearby France has the lowest obesity rates in the world, possibly helping people to live long, healthy lives. • Hong Kong: This country off the coast of China has a high longevity rate with people living an average of 84 years. Steamed food, engaging in Tai Chi and drinking tea may contribute to long life. • Japan: In this Asian nation, people live 83.6 years on average. Again, a healthy diet rich in seafood and active lifestyles may be the secret. • Spain: The Spanish dine on the famed Mediterranean Diet, which is rich in fresh vegetables, fish and healthy fats. Spaniards live on average 83.1 years. • Switzerland and Italy: Low poverty levels make a good diet more readily available to much of the Swiss and Italian populations. Diverse topography that can push physical exertion also may help those in Switzerland and Italy live to 82.8 and 82.7 years, respectively. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency also tracks life expectancy rates for nations around the world. The United States does not crack the top 20. The CIA puts America at number 50 on its list, with people living an average of 78.4 years. The World Bank shows that Canadians fare better than Americans, with an average life span of 82.1 years.

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Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 1/12/18

Call to Order at 9:00AM. Pledge of Allegiance Present: Paul Spiese, Larry Lieberher, Andy Vuolo, John J. Gigliotti, LEP Manager and Francine Spinelli, LEP Administrative Assistant Excused: Lou Delli Santi, Board of Directors Liaison Motion to approve the meeting minutes of December 21, 2017 by: Larry Lieberher Seconded by: Andy Vuolo. All in favor Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the December 21 meeting. Permits for Review: Lot/Street Type Owner Repeat Contractor Yes No 594 Pocono Driveway Matlosz Approved RR Wilmot 1281 Brookfield Propane Tank Replacement Thomas Approved Locklin’s 1832 Lakeview Propane O’Reilly Approved Modern Gas 1884 Windemere Deck Kosinski Approved CBS Constr. 2380 Meadowview Propane Onalfo Not Approved Location Heller’s 2554 Oak Circle Propane Onolfo Approved Heller’s 2720 Boulder Generator Gordon Approved R3 Harware 2860 Boulder Generator Gordon Approved R3 Hardware 4061 Eagle Court Shed Ortola Not Approved Location JT’s Painting & Construction Review/Discussion: No Review/Discussion New Business: No New Business Motion to adjourn: Larry Lieberher Seconded by: Andy Vuolo. All in favor


Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 1/26/18

Call to Order at 9:05AM. Pledge of Allegiance. Present: Paul Spiese, Larry Lieberher, Andy Vuolo, Jeffrey Ross, Lou Delli Santi, Board of Directors Liasion, John J. Gigliotti, LEP Manager and Francine Spinelli, LEP Administrative Assistant Guest: Rich Straczynski, Chairman, Board of Directors Motion to approve the meeting minutes of January 12, 2018 by: L. Lieberher Seconded by: A. Vuolo. All in favor Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the January 12, 2018. Permits for Review: Lot/Street Type Owner Repeat Yes No


1362 Woodhill Propane Perine Approved Locklin’s 1622 Ridgeview Propane (Emergency) Lopez Approved Locklin’s/JSR Property Mgmt. 2594 Boulder Propane Cebula Approved Locklin’s Review/Discussion: None New Business: No New Business The next ECC Committee meetings will be held on Friday, February 9 and Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:00AM. Motion to adjourn: L. Lieberher. Seconded by: A. Vuolo. All in favor Meeting adjourned at: 9:30AM

Did you know? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity is one of the most important things older adults can do to promote their long-term health. The CDC recommends that men and women age 65 or older who are generally fit and have no limiting health conditions need at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderateintensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, each week. In addition, such people should perform strength-training activities that work all major muscle groups at least two days per week. While many fit older men and women with no preexisting health conditions are capable of these activities, those able to push themselves a little further can opt for 75 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging or running, combined with the same strength-training regimen. A combination of moderateand vigorous-intensity aerobic activity coupled with strength training may also provide adequate physical activity for aging men and women. Before beginning a new exercise regimen, men and women should consult with their physicians to discuss any limitations they may have and how to manage those risks while still being physically active.



Woodworkers Business Meeting Minutes - 2/13/18

Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting called to order by Bob Addieg, he asked if there were any new members present? There were none. John Gaspari read minutes of the January meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as read. Ray Lubanski read the Treasurer’s Report. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as read. Correspondence: Get well cards were sent to Bob Fezza and Dominic Lucarelli. We had a plaque made in honor of Betty Covey. It states “ In loving memory of Betty Covey, for her never ending kindness and generosity to the Hideout Woodworkers Club. January 2018” Sickness and Distress: Dominic Lucarelli’s knee surgery went well. Bob Fezza is home from the hospital, recuperating after a minor heart attack. Al Auricchio started dialysis and is doing well. Committee Reports: Ken Wenz reported that Recreation requested he schedule another training session for prospective new members. The January meeting minutes were published in the February Hideabout. This will continue moving forward, in order to inform our members including the POA members, as to what is going on in the Woodworkers Club. Building and Equipment: The raising mechanism for the bed on the new Drill Press was not working. Sam and Chuck were able to repair it. Apparently there was an issue with the handle used to raise and lower the bed. It was also noted that the band saw blade was off the pulley. It was reinstalled. New phones were installed in the Kitchen and Paint Room. A new strobe light was ordered to replace the one over the entrance door. New compressor hoses have been installed over three of the worktables. A new plastic guard has to be installed on the table saw. Bob commented that if a member is working alone in the shop, and their safety person is in the kitchen area, that person must have the member’s access code to enter the shop in case of an emergency. New Projects: The Dog obstacle project was completed and picked up by the Maintenance

Department and installed in the Dog Park. No comments from the dogs yet! This project took 16 man-hours to complete. We also made 24 wooden hearts for the Nubia Malkin Art Center, which required 6 man-hours to complete. We are currently building four (4) picnic tables for Recreation, and we estimate they will take approximately 120 man-hours to complete. It was suggested that Recreation and or the POA, post pictures of the projects we complete for the community. Ken Wenz said he would bring it up at the next Recreation meeting. Social: The Rail Riders ball game is scheduled for Friday night, July 27. Al Auricchio is handling the ticket sales. The annual York, PA golf trip is scheduled for May 15, 16, and 17. Al Auricchio will provide further information at our March meeting. A general discussion followed regarding the benefit of conducting our annual Craft Fair on Memorial Day weekend. It was decided that the Craft Fair was beneficial for the club and to leave the price at $25 per table. A motion was made and seconded to continue the Craft Fair. It was suggested that we review the language for participation, so as to attract more vendors. It was also suggested that we use some outside advertising to promote the Craft Fair. John Gaspari, Bob Addieg, and Bill Wagner will look into this. New Business: Joe Stack thanked everyone for their attendance at the wake and funeral, including their expressions of sympathy for his sons passing. Old Business: None A general discussion followed regarding the lack of some members informing the POA and/or officers of the Woodworkers that they damaged a piece of equipment or something is not working properly. Apparently some members don’t think they have to do this, even though it is part of the amenity agreement they sign when paying their dues. It is imperative from an organizational and safety prospective, that we all follow the rules and guidelines outlined in our amenity agreement. There being no further business; a motion to adjourn was made and seconded. Meeting Adjourned


MARCH ANNIVERSARIES Congratulations to our Employees Your contributions to the Hideout are greatly appreciated. We hope that you will remain with us for many years to come.

Happy Anniversary and Many Thanks! Name Department Yrs Jim Reese Public Safety 12 Jordan Kozuch Recreation 2 Diane Armato Recreation 1 Al Lutzi Jr Golf Pro Shop 11 Frank Parrino Maintenance 1 Renee Gilbert Administration 2 Debbie McGowan Community Relations 21 Donna DeKenipp Food & Beverage 6

We Are Stuck on Safety The Hideout Workplace Safety Committee was looking for a fun little mascot to display on employee communications, our mission......keep people safe! We decided to hold a contest inviting all staff members and their families to submit original designs. The contest ran from October 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017. The winner was chosen by Safety Committee members at their January meeting. Our winner is Food & Beverage employee, Dakota Chesla. Dakota won a $100 gift card and her design will appear on interoffice communications. Congratulations Dakota and thank you to all of our participants for your wonderful designs.


Early-blooming spring flowers Crocus blooms are some of the first seen in early spring. Home gardeners looking to warm up their gardens with early blooms can use these flowers in their early-season containers, window boxes and planting beds. The arrival of spring is a welcome occurrence for many people. Budding flowers are among the harbingers of spring. Spring flowers can revitalize winter-weary people just when they need it most - and provide reassurance that brighter, warmer and longer hours of sunlight are just around the corner.

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Good News

is a section in the Hideabout where members have an avenue to report good news, show their appreciation, or praise our wonderful community. Good News should be sent to: Debbie McGowan, Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email

HIDEOUT WEBSITE We have added an important new feature-a members only portal with access to: online bill pay, online statements, an interactive website design, online forms for registration and permits, online roster of members,* regular postings of new developments, event calendar, enrollment for enhanced email blast. The website will be updated regularly with current topics in the member online community, special announcements, and other vital news. We encourage you to check the website on a regular basis. *The member roster states your name, and then you decide what you would like to share. In order to access the members only area, all members will need to re-register by following steps 1-4 below.

Registration and Login Process Go to your login page by clicking on the login button located in the top menu. If this is your first time logging in, you must activate your account by registering for the website. 1. Member Registration-To register your account, click on the ‘Member Registration’ link and complete the fields within the registration form. 2. Validation-Enter your Member Number, First name and Last name exactly as they appear on your last paper statement (Note: your First name is typically in our system as your given name). The system will then validate whether the information entered is correct. If the information entered does not exactly match that which is present in your club’s files, you will be unable to register. If you continue experiencing issues, please contact the club for assistance. 3. Setup Username and Password-You will then be taken to a page to set your username, password and email address (for website communication). The system will suggest a username (but this can be changed). It will ask you to enter and confirm a password of choice. In the event the password is forgotten, please enter in an email address to which a ‘Reset Password’ link can be sent. Once all fields are filled out, click on ‘Create User’ to complete the registration process. 4. Email Confirmation - Upon successful registration, an email message will be sent to the email address entered during the registration process. · Snowdrops: Snowdrops can peek out even when there is snow still on the ground - sometimes as early as January and February. But their name is actually a reference to their appearance, as snowdrops have three white petals that hang down like drops dripping off the stem. · Violets: These flowers are closely related to pansies and, as a result, prefer cool seasons. Violets are generally slightly smaller than pansy blooms, but they can be just as beautiful. But as with pansies, violets will start to fade when the heat arrives.

Cold-tolerant flowers are hardy enough to start blooming before the last frosts have dissipated. Other flowers will begin to fill in as days warm a little bit more, according to Better Homes and Gardens. Home gardeners looking to warm up their gardens with early blooms can use these flowers in their early-season containers, window boxes and planting beds. · Pansy: Pansies prefer cool weather, which can make them one of the best flowers to plant in early spring and late fall. Pansies come in a variety of colors, so there’s bound to be an offering that will blend with any homeowners’ landscape design.

· Crocus: Crocus plants are relatively small, only reaching three to six inches in height. However, their grass-like leaves are some of the first sprouts that can be seen among bulb and corm plantings. Preferring full to partial sun, these gold, purple, lavender, white, or yellow flowers can be enjoyed during the earliest days of spring. Crocus blooms are some of the first seen in early spring

· Creeping phlox: Also known “moss phlox,” creeping phlox is a short ground-cover that is a herbaceous perennial. Phlox produces small, fragrant flowers in dense clusters, which can attract wildlife, such as butterflies, to their mats across the soil surface. continued in next column

· Daffodil: Daffodil bulbs produce cheerful, yellow flowers in early spring. They’re one of the most recognizable flowers thanks to their familiar shape and fragrant aroma.

· Lenten rose: Hellebores, also called the Lenten rose or Christmas rose, can tolerate light frosts. These blooms get their name from the time of year when they bloom, which is typically around the Christian Lenten season. Despite their name, these delicate flowers are not actually related to roses, however. Early-blooming flowers give winter-weary gardeners hope that spring has arrived.

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Game Commission Plants Seed For Environmental Learning The Pennsylvania Game Commission once again is helping students learn about the vital role trees play in the environment. The Seedlings for Schools program provides tree seedlings to classrooms so students can plant them as part of projects to improve wildlife habitat. Orders placed as part of the “Seedlings for Schools” program are being accepted through March 30. To order, visit the agency’s website,, and click on “Seedling Sales” in the Quick Clicks column, then select “Seedlings for Schools.” There is no charge to schools that participate in this program. The seedlings are provided by the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery and shipping costs are offset by the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation. “Seedlings for Your Class” provides a classroom, grade level or entire school with enough seedlings so each student can take one home to plant. Traditional favorites white spruce and silky dogwood are available again this year. Four other species also are being offered: grey-stemmed dogwood, American sweet crabapple, American highbush cranberry and our beloved state tree, eastern hemlock. A teachers’ guide and planting instructions come with the seedlings and also can be accessed through the website. In years past, “Seedlings for Your Class” was intended primarily for pre-K and elementary students, but this year it’s been extended to middle- and high-school students. Seedlings come in bundles of 25, and depending on spring weather, will be shipped directly to schools by UPS from April 2 to 4 and April 9 to 11. The nursery does not ship on Thursdays or Fridays so seedlings should not arrive on weekends when no one is at school to receive them. Once seedlings do arrive, it is important to moisten the roots immediately and plant them as soon as possible, said Brian Stone, manager of the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. Seedlings should be handed out to students with their roots in plastic bags with moist shredded newspaper, or with the seedlings planted in juice or milk cartons for transplanting at home, Stone said. More information about the program can be found on the Game Commission’s website, or by contacting Seedlings distributed through the Seedlings for Schools program are provided by the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. The shipping costs are paid in full by the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation and its contributors. Individuals and groups wishing to donate to the program can send checks to the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Fund, which maintains the account for donations. Be sure to indicate the donation is for the Game Commission’s “Seedlings for Schools” program. Donations can be mailed to the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation, 341 Science Park Road, State College, PA 16803.

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Public Safety Corner

continued from page 5 The discussion covered associated behaviors, thoughts, and feelings which may be indicators that someone is disgruntled at their job, in their personal life, or with society in general. Triggering events that may cause individuals to become an active shooter were also discussed. Active shooter statistics, trends and real incidents were discussed along with why it is vitally important for individuals to have a plan. Active Shooter Threats present unique challenges for those involved. Mental preparation and having a plan are vital to helping you manage the situation. When faced with an active shooter event, three options are available. The First Option is to RUN: Know all escape routes and locations, leave regardless of what others do and do not gather belongings.

The Second Option is to HIDE: Turn off lights, lock and barricade doors, stay out of active shooter’s view, silence phones and electronic devices and stay quiet, position yourself for the element of surprise, consider escape routes and do not let anyone in with no exceptions. The Third Option is to FIGHT: Sudden,

Pictured l to r: Hideout General Manager Joe Acla, Corporal Chris Ott, Lieutenant John Young, and Hideout Public Safety Manager Joe Kozuch. aggressive and violent action against the shooter, once engaged remain engaged, throw objects at or use objects to strike and hit, yell, scream and be strong minded and group tackle and assault if possible. Audio and video clips were utilized to get everyone into the mindset of what may occur during an active shooter situation and try to realistically have them feel involved. Employees left the training class with the mindset to be prepared and plan to survive!

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On April 28, 2017, The Hideout was presented with an award from our Workers’ Compensation carrier, TheZenith for: “Achieving Excellence in Workplace Safety, No Lost Time Injuries Reported for Policy Period January 1, 2016-2017.” Management would like to thank all associates for their dedicated diligence, teamwork, and focus on safety necessary to achieve this outstanding goal. Congratulations everyone, keep up the good work! Pictured left to right: Julie McCormack, Univest Insurance, Inc.; Todd Foxx, Zenith Insurance; Tina Fairfax, HR Manager; Robert Brinsfield, Facilities Manager; and Joe Acla, General Manager

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Lexi was found safe and well! Special thanks to Joseph Inclan and Christopher Tomasetti for organizing the search group, Barry Neiss Hideout Vice President and representative for Lake Ariel Fire Department, Jacob Torres, who heard Lexie and led them to her, as well as everyone who pulled together to help their neighbor! This is what truly makes this community a great place to live.

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President and General Manager's Message 3 4 RS&W Master Plan Update Public Safety and Public Works Corner 5 5 Environmental Corner I love the Hideout Photo Contest 6 Food & Beverage Events 7&8  Board of Director Meeting Minutes 16 & 17  Committee Minutes   20 & 21  Good News 21

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Recreation Section Hideout Discount Card Advertisers Western Wayne Minutes Salem and Lake Township Minutes Hideout Golf News Hideout Group Events RS&W News Field of Flags Pictorial

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 Financials 50 - 53 Build it and they will come 53 Local Happenings 57 Puzzle Page 59 Cultural Connections 60 Area Worship Services 61 Classifieds 62 Advertisers' Directory 64 2016 Audited Financial Statement Insert

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Recreation Activities - March & April 2018 Contact Recreation (570) 630-3733

Walking Walking for Wellness - Walk at the RSC Indoor Courts 8:00-9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday - Free. Afternoon Walking Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tennis Professional Instructor - A Professional Tennis Instructor is available offering private lessons and clinics on Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 12:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Please call the Recreation Office at (570) 630-3733 for more information. Weekend Clinics - Saturday Clinics are Beginner / Advanced Beginner 1:00-2:00 p.m. (alternate levels on week to week basis) \ Advanced Intermediate - Men only 2:00-3:00 p.m. Advanced 3:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday Clinics - Advanced Intermediate - Women Only - 10:00-11:00 a.m. Juniors: Beginner, Adv. Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced (alternate levels on week to week basis) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, Intermediate I & II 1:00-2:00 p.m. Athletics Toning & Conditioning - Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room. Total body conditioning and stretching using bands and weights. All levels welcome. Contact the Fitness Center for more information. (570) 630-3735. Pool / Billiards League - Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Mondays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Recreation Game Room. Pickleball Open Play - Tuesdays & Fridays from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the RSC Indoor Courts (court fees apply). Contact Recreation for more information. Indoor Shuffleboard League - $10.00 per person, limited to 10 teams, “Second Session” begins March 14, 8 weeks. Call Recreation to register. After School Open Gym - Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays, 3:15-5:00 p.m. Free. Students of the Hideout, Practice basketball, soccer or other activities in the Indoor Court. Sports Night Wednesdays, Youth Ages 5-7 years old 5:00-6:00 p.m.; Preteen, ages 8-12 years old 6:00-7:00 p.m., Organized activities - Basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and wall ball. Open for Teen ages 13 and up 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Weekly) No black sole sneakers, white or non-marking only. Must have valid amenity badge. Members Free / Guests - $1.00. Bus Trips Mohegan Sun Day Bus Trip - Wednesday, March 7 & April 4. Cost is $20 per person which includes $25 Free Play Card and $5 Food Coupon. You must bring your Government Issued Photo ID! The Bus leaves from the Nubia Malkin Art Center Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. and departs from Mohegan Sun at 4:30 p.m. Register at Recreation. Mohegan Sun SATURDAY Night Bus Trip - Saturday, April 21. Bus leaves the Nubia Malkin Art Center 4:00 p.m. The return bus leaves Mohegan Sun at 10:00 p.m. $20pp. Must have Government Issued Photo ID. Seats limited. Sign up and pay at Recreation. Recreation Activities Mommy & Me - A new program will be resuming Thursday, March 15, 2018. Thursdays, 10:00-11:15 a.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose Room. Classes will include story time, craft, snack, fun play time and socializing. Daddy & Grands welcome. $5.00 per member family, and $7.00 per guest family. Reservations 36 hours in advance recommended. ClubRec Pub Crawl - Saturday, March 3, $35.00 per person, 12:00-8:00 p.m., bus leaves from the Nubia Malkin Art Center. Contact Recreation to reserve your seat. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt - at the RSC on Saturday, March 24, 1:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by RE/MAX Best. Register at Recreation. Adult Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. at the OSC. You’re never too old!! Register at Recreation. Night at the Races - Saturday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. Cash Bar & Main Lodge Food menu available during the races. Advance table reservations available by calling the Main Lodge at (570) 698-4100, x155. Bring your member badge and guests with badges. Adults Only!! Contact Recreation for questions. No outside food or alcohol allowed. Family Open Gym - Monday, April 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m and Thursday, April 5, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Must have sneakers, no boots allowed on the tennis courts. Bring valid amenity badge, free. Children’s Bingo - Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose room. $1.00 per card. Prizes awarded. Valid Amenity badge required. Family Bingo - Saturday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose room. Cost $1.00 per card. Valid Amenity badge required. Cornhole Tournament - Saturday, April 14 at the Main Lodge Casino Night - Saturday, April 28, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge

The Fitness Center schedule Sunday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday 7:00-7:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

The RSC Arcade/Game Room Monday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Recreation Office - (570) 630-3733 Open Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Like / Follow us on Social Media for daily updates! • Facebook – Hideout Property Owners Association • Twitter - @hideoutrec • Instagram - @hideoutrecreation Amenity badges are required for all programs; guests are also welcome with a valid guest badge. Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Recreation Department at (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 or (570) 630-3733.



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Boat Storage Facilities at the Hideout NON-POWER BOAT STORAGE - All members with boats stored in our nonpower storage areas must pay for their storage area by the deadline of April 30. This can be done in person at the Recreation Department, by mail or over the phone with a credit card. If payment is received by April 15, the Recreation Department will put your storage sticker on your boat for your convenience; otherwise you can pick up your sticker at the RSC. If payment is not received by the deadline your boat will be subject to removal and your space given to the next person on the wait list. See fee schedule for non-power boat storage fee. Anyone interested in storing a boat at one of the areas must check at the Recreation Office for availability and will be put on the wait list. Storage areas are located at Deerfield Park, Brooks Lake, Getaway Park, and Holiday Park.

DRY DOCK STORAGE AT LAUREL PARK - Storage is available for your boat, personal watercraft and trailer in a gated lot with cameras, for your security located at Laurel Park. See fee schedule for pricing. Upon registering for Dry Dock Storage please have a copy of your state registration, insurance, and trailer registration. Please call Recreation at (570) 630-3733 for more information.

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TENNIS in The Hideout

Clinics Reservations are made through the Recreation Office (570) 630-3733. Players must remain within the appropriate levels determined by the Tennis Pro. Reservations may only be made one day in advance. The clinics are for Adults only, with the exception on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The Juniors Sunday Clinic at 11:00 has several levels of play that will alternate on a weekly basis. All Clinics are given at the RSC Courts. Payment can be made at the Recreation Office and clinics should be prepaid. Outdoor clinics are $12.00 for Members and $15.00 for Guests. Indoor clinics are $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Guests. Anyone reserving a clinic and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not cancelled two office hours before the scheduled start time. Clinic Times Adult Beginner / Adv. Beginner Saturday (alternating levels) 1:00-2:00 p.m. Men’s Adv. Intermediate Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Adult Advanced Saturday 3:00-4:00 p.m. Women’s Adv. Intermediate Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m. Juniors (Children ages 8-17) Sunday (alternating levels) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Intermediate I & II Sunday 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Tennis in the Hideout

There are several ways to sign up and book tennis time and the Recreation Staff is here to help and make it very easy. All members of the Hideout can call up to one day in advance and book a single court any day of the week. There are morning, afternoon, and evening hours to fit your schedule. Hope to see you at the courts!

Private Lessons Reservations for weekend private lessons can be made through the Recreation Office. Private lessons may be made one (1) week in advance. Weekday lessons must be made directly with the Tennis Professional. Private Lessons are one (1) hour and are $40.00 Members and $45.00 Guests and paid directly to the Tennis Pro. Indoor Court fees for lessons are to be paid at the Recreation Office. Guests are permitted to take lessons only if space is available. Anyone reserving a private lesson and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not cancelled one day in advance. Fall Private Lesson Availabilities are Saturday Private Lessons: 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday Private Lessons: 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Indoor Tennis Reservations Reservations can be made one day in advance only. One (1) court hour may be reserved per lot, per day. The prices for summer court hours are $25.00 per hour for Members and $30.00 per hour for Guests. A guest may not make a court reservation. Payment must be made at the time of reservation.

Sour Name, Sweet Game: That’s a funny name… what is pickleball anyway? Pickleball is a court sport best described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong, and it first came to life due to a lack of badminton equipment. Players are equipped with a racquet, either wooden or made of composite materials, and played with a whiffle ball on what can be compared to a mini tennis court. The game is designed for players of all ages and skill levels, making it the perfect family sport. Since its creation pickleball has swept the nation gaining popularity in communities in the southern states, in schools, and in recreational clubs. Veterans and new players are all welcome to join. Paddles are provided by Recreation for those who do not have their own equipment. Stop by on either of those days to get some exercise and learn one of the fastest growing sports in America.




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FITNESS CENTER CLASS SCHEDULE Classes are held in the Aerobic Room

March 2018




Wednesdays Thursdays


9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Bodies In Motion

9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancersize

2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancersize

3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga

3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Bodies In Motion


Please check our Fitness Center brochure for more information Any questions, please call the Fitness Center 570-698-4100, ext. 165 or direct to 570630-3735

RSC Indoor Court Schedule –March 2018 Sundays




Thursdays Fridays


8am-9:45am Court Available for Tennis, Paddleball or Basketball 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. 10am-4pm Tennis Clinics and Private Lessons

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. 1pm-4-pm Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Res. 3:15-5:00 pm

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-12pm Tennis Court Res. 1-4pm Pickleball Open Play

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. League 1pm-3-pm Basketball 3:15-5:00 pm

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-12pm Tennis Court Res. 3:15-5:00 pm

8am-9:45am Court Available for Tennis, Paddleball or Basketball 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. 10am-4pm Tennis Clinics and Private Lessons

After School Open Gym

4pm-5pm Walking ForWellness

5:00-7:00 p.m. Contract Tennis

After School Open Gym

4pm-5pm Walking ForWellness 5pm-8:30pm Sports Night

After School Open Gym

5:00-7:00 p.m. Contract Tennis

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. 9am-12pm Pickleball, Basketball 1-4pm Pickleball Open Play 1pm-4-pm Paddleball, Shuffleboard Court Res. 4pm-5pm Walking ForWellness

Special Events will be posted in THE HIDEABOUT EXTRA

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Art the World


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Cruising tips and tricks Cruising can be an ideal vacation for people of any age, but particularly for seniors. Cruises combine all-inclusive meal packages with accommodations, breathtaking ports of call and pre-arranged activities, so vacationers do not have to lift a finger for days on end. Cruising also can be a social activity, meaning singletons can meet up with other like-minded people and enjoy the cruising experience together. Cruise Lines International Association, a global organization advocating for the cruising community, found that 25.8 million passengers expected to take a cruise in 2017, and various cruise companies invested more than $6.8 billion in new ocean vessels. Whether a person is new to cruising or is a seasoned ocean or river traveler, there are always techniques to try to score great deals or enjoy A cruise can be an ideal vacation for seniors who have the time to get away. the experience even further. Consider these tips and tricks, courtesy of Royal Caribbean, The Cruise Critic, the Travel Channel, and other vacationing experts. •

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Research the ships, and not just the cruise lines. Cruise lines each offer their own amenities and are known for certain features. One cruise line may be a better match for young singles, while others may cater to families. In addition, certain ships may have their own special features such as water slides, athletic events, casinos, and more. Choose a ship that meets your needs. Arrive the night before. There’s no need to rush to the port to board the ship. Extend the vacation a little further by arriving a night or two before and checking into a nearby hotel. Some hotels may offer free parking or shuttle service to the ship. Choose a close port. Select a port within driving distance to avoid airline costs and the extra hassles of coordinating luggage and travel to the port. Book dining ahead of time. Cruise ships often have a main dining room and then specialty restaurants. If you want a particular meal, make reservations before leaving port. Certain restaurants may offer discounts or perks, such as a free bottle of wine or premiere seating. Understand what’s included. Cruise ships have many foods and drinks that are included in the packaged price. Certain branded items, such as specialty coffees or ice creams, may be available at an additional charge, as are premium drinks. But chances are you can find a free, similar version elsewhere on the ship. Explore special discounts. When shopping for a cruise, see if there are discounts available for seniors, teachers, people in the military, or those who belong to certain clubs. Cruises often love to incentivize, so it pays to ask about discount pricing. Make a list of activities. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by all of the offerings on a cruise ship, so much so that there’s some stress over trying to fit it all in. Recognize that you can’t see or hear it all, and prioritize what’s important to you. Make sure you have plenty of time to relax. Book at the right time. Cruises may be more available after Labor Day when kids go back to school and the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas when others are too busy to travel.

Cruising can be an ideal vacation for travelers who are savvy enough to do their research.

Discounts available to the over 50 crowd Many retailers and businesses offer discounts to men and women over 50, and the following are just a few ways that people who have turned the big 5-0 might be able to save some money. Many people may not look forward to the day they turn 50, but cracking the half century mark can have its perks. Many retailers and businesses offer discounts to men and women over 50, and the following are just a few ways that people who have turned the big 5-0 might be able to save some money. •

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Movie tickets: The cost of going to the movies has skyrocketed in recent years, as today’s theaters now offer an array of amenities and, thanks to bigger screens and better technology, a better viewing experience than the theaters the over-50 crowd grew up visiting. While film lovers may need to wait until they turn 60 to cash in on discount movie tickets, many chain movie theaters offer discounted tickets to older patrons. Travel: Men and women over 50 may be able to save substantial amounts of money on travel simply by typing in their birthdays when purchasing tickets or planning trips. For example, men and women over the age of 62 are eligible to receive a 15 percent discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains. Ancestry: As men and women age, many begin to develop a greater interest in their heritage. Those who join AARP (membership is available to men and women who are 50 or older) can receive a 30 percent discount on an Ancestry World Explorer membership in the first year they’re members. Auto rentals: AARP members also are eligible to save up to 30 percent on base rates for vehicle rentals at Avis. The discounts are applicable at participating locations in both the United States and Canada. Hotels: Men and women over 50 may have extra time on their hands once their kids go off to college and then begin careers and families of their own. Many such adults use that extra free time to travel, which requires staying in hotels. Many hotels offer discounted rates to travelers over the age of 50, and such discounts may make it more affordable to book directly through hotel websites instead of using popular travel sites where rates tend to fluctuate by the minute. Dining: Of course, many restaurants offer early bird specials for patrons who want to eat a little bit earlier than guests typically arrive for dinner. However, many chain restaurants also offer discounts to senior diners regardless of when they arrive. Such discounts are sometimes even applicable to both food and beverages. Mobile phone services: Men and women over 50 may not have grown up with smartphones in their hands, but chances are they now cannot imagine life without them. Some mobile providers offer discounts to AARP members, while others may offer senior discounts to customers whether they’re AARP members or not.

Please let our local businesses know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER! To advertise in: The Hideabout Newspaper, on Channel 20, or on the

Hideout Website, please call

Lisa Green, our Advertising Editor at: 570-630-3707 or e-mail her at: She

would be happy

to help you with any of your advertising needs!

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Do you want to SELL or RENT your Hideout Home? LOT to sell?

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc.

( Debbie McGowan-Editor/Community Relations Manager ( Lisa Green-Advertising Editor/Community Relations Assistant (


AVAILABLE ON The Hideout’s Website under classified

• Home For Sale By Owner • Home For Rent By Owner • Lot For Sale By Owner To advertise on these pages please call our Advertising Editor, Lisa Green at 570-630-3707

The Hideout POA Bulletin Board Policy 1. Must be a member in good standing to post on the Bulletin Boards. 2. All postings will be handled through Recreation. 3. Postings will be on the designated section only of Bulletin Boards by the Main & North Mailboxes. 4. Members can only post personal property for sale. (no services). 5. All postings will be on 3x5 index cards - available at Recreation. 6. Maximum of two (2) index cards per lot. 7. Posts will ONLY be put up on the 1st of each month & removed at the end of the month. 8. No postings will be taken over the phone – must be in person. 9. No fees, at this time, will be charged for posting.


The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of every month in the library on the second floor of the RSC. Meetings begin at 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please email: The books we will discuss each month are as follows:

Hideout Book Club Selections 2018 March 15: April 19: May 17: June 21: July 19:

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry The Book Thief The Vanishing Year A Thousand White Women Small Great Things

By Gabrielle Zevin By Marcus Zusak By Kate Moretti By Jim Fergus By Jodi Picoult

August 16:

Meeting to select the books for the coming year

Kellyn Nolan, President Barry Neiss, Vice President Richard J. Straczynski, Chairman Marie Krauss, Treasurer

Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Jerry Restaino, Director Michael Terranova, Director

Assistant Secretaries

Joe Acla ( Donna A. Kiely ( Renee Gilbert ( Brooke Craven (

Hideout Management Team

Joseph Acla - General Manager ( Donna A. Kiely - Financial Manager ( Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Manager ( Robert Brinsfield - Facility Manager ( Marra Butler - Recreation Manager ( Lisa Cook - Food & Beverage Manager ( Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent ( Sandy Sheppard - Registration Manager ( Debbie McGowan-Community Relations Manager ( Donald Yocum - IT Manager ( Tina Fairfax - Human Resources Manager ( Articles must be submitted by the fifteenth of the month. Submit all material to: The Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. For advertising rates, contact Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707. The Hideabout published monthly, serves over 4,100 Hideout property owners. Articles do not necessarily represent the views of the Hideout POA. The Editor reserves the right to reject any advertising or articles for publication. Also, the acceptance of advertisements does not constitute endorsement by the Hideout POA for any advertisement of any business, products, and/or services. The Hideout is not responsible beyond the cost of advertising for any advertising errors. Any concerns with ads placed in the Hideabout must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month.

The Hideout Club Guide HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP (HASG) - meets the second Thursday of each month (except Dec.) at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Lodge. For info call Katie Lane at (570) 698-5499, HIDEOUT COMPUTER CLUB - meets first & third Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. at the RSC. HIDEOUT SPORTSMEN John Healy, Pres. Club meets first Monday of the month, lower level of the POA at 7:00 p.m. THE GARDEN CLUB Meets at the Arboretum every Monday at 10:00 a.m. during the growing season. Everyone is welcome.

WOODWORKING GROUP Visitors are always welcome. For information please call Ken Wenz (570) 698-6441. THE WEIGH WE WERE Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at the RSC. We are a small but caring group. We each choose our own program. We are supportive and encouraging. So join us? HIDEOUT QUILTERS - Love in every stitch! Quilters meet every Wednesday 1:00 p.m. and every Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Quilters Center. Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 156. Stop in and visit us.




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Participating businesses on the 2017 Hideout Discount Card The card can be purchased at the POA or Recreation for just $5.00 The ads below are not coupons, must purchase discount card for deals

Hideout Recreation Department

Basketball Court time. Save $2.50 per hour, per half court. THIS IS NOT A COUPON




exp. 3/31/18

• BTM FLOORING, 209 Mt. Cobb Highway, Hamlin - Right next to Shaffers Hardware, PA013157 - 20% off all Shaw’s St. Jude’s carpets and pad *Must present card at time of purchase. 570-689-4500 • JAKE’S CARPET, Rt. 590 • Hamlin, 577 Hamlin Hwy., PA001689 - 15% off with your 2017 Hideout Discount Card. 570-689-7188 • JOHN’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Rt. 590 • Hamlin, 10% off Monday Thursday (excludes specials & alcohol - eat in only) 570-689-2659 • KAY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Rt. 191 • 10% off w/cash or 5% off w/credit* - Does not include Daily or Weekend Specials or Alcohol 570-698-9590 • LIBERTY RESTAURANT & BUFFET, Rt. 191 • Lake Ariel, 10% off, Total Check, 1 card per table-per visit, eat in only. 570-698-6404

Hideout Food & Beverage Department 20% OFF all Shaw’s St. Jude’s carpets & pad

209 Mt. Cobb Highway, Hamlin Right next to ShaffeRS haRdwaRe

$1 off an Appetizer at the Clubhouse (570) 689-7080

exp. 3/31/18

• LORI’S CORNER KITCHEN, 630 Hamlin Hwy, Hamlin, PA Breakfast & Lunch, 10% OFF, Offer valid Mon. - Thur. only, Open 7 Days a Week - 6 a.m. - 3.p.m. 570-689-7080 • MCDONALD’S HAMLIN, Rt. 590 Hamlin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg or Egg McMuffin ALL DAY - 2 for $3 • MIKE’S WALK-IN CARPET, Rt. 590, Lakeville. Discounts OFF ANY remnant cash and carry. 570-226-5600 • POCONO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, INC., Discount varies per project...please call for discount information! Fred Sakacs - 570-698-7579 PA007207 • ROBBIE’S DEALS FOR DOLLARS Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 10% Off (*Not to be combined with any other discounts) Weis Plaza, Rt. 590, Hamlin. 570-689-5340


• SPRING GARDEN CHINA BUFFET, 10% off Buffet. Route 590, Village Shopping Center Hamlin, PA 18427 570-689-5277 • THE GLASS HAT, 1/2 Mile South of Hamlin Corners on Rt. 191, 15% OFF (Not to be combined with any other discounts) 570-689-4060

EAT, DRINK, SHOP, Locally!

•The 2017 Hideout Discount Card is valid through 3/31/18 •Must present card before purchase•Not valid with other offers •LIMIT ONE OFFER PER CARD PER VISIT•Subject to change •Purchase Discount Card to get these deals at the POA or REC. Office for $5.00


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Some of the participating businesses on the 2018 Hideout Discount Card. The card will be avalable to purchase on March 31, 2018



Rt. 191 - Lake Ariel

Rt. 590, Hamlin




Spring Garden China Buffet

, Inc. Fred Sakacs 570-698-7579

KAY’S Italian Restaurant

Hamlin, PA 18427 (570) 689-5277

Rt. 191 - Lake Ariel 570-698-9590

Robbie’s Deals for Dollars

Lori’s Corner Kitchen

John’s Italian Restaurant

Weis Plaza Rt. 590, Hamlin

630 Hamlin Hwy., Hamlin, PA (570) 689-7080

Chinese Restaurant All You Can Eat


Breakfast & Lunch

SANDY & FRANK KOBOVITCH Floor & Window Covering

The Glass Hat

1/2 Mile South of Hamlin Corners on Rt. 191

(570) 689-4060


P.O. Box 151 577 Hamlin Hwy. Hamlin, PA 18427

Email: Phone: 570.689.7188 • 1.800.673.2582 Fax: 570.689.7589 •

Rt. 590 • Hamlin (570) 689-2659

The 2018 Hideout Discount Card is valid from April 1, 2018 until March 31, 2019

To advertise in The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, or on The Hideout Website please call Lisa Green, our Advertising Editor at 570-630-3707 or e-mail her at She would be happy to help you with any of your advertising needs!

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Synopsis of Western Wayne School District Minutes - January 18, 2018 The regular monthly meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education was held on January 18, 2018 in the Western Wayne Administration Building located at 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. The meeting was advertised in the legal section of the January 9, 2018 edition of the Wayne Independent. Board President Bernice Fiorella called the meeting to order at 7:03 P.M. Mrs. Fiorella announced that the Board met in Executive session for personnel prior to the meeting. Miss Faliskie offered a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Board Secretary Rose Emmett took roll call. Six (6) Board Members were present: President Bernice Fiorella, Vice President Rick Hoch, Board Members Roger Shaffer, Jr., Ethan Wood, William Gershey, and Joseph Gombita. Board Members Jeffrey Gogolski, Gary Enslin, and Michael Ochlan were excused. Administrators Present: Superintendent Dr. Matthew Barrett, Assistant Superintendent Ellen Faliskie, Business Manager/Board Secretary Rose Emmett, High School Principal Paul Gregorski, EverGreen Principal Justin Pidgeon, Robert D. Wilson Principal Maria Miller, Assistant High School Principal Jennifer Bradley, Assistant Middle School Principal Elizabeth Watson, Assistant Elementary Principal Kerrie Fitzsimmons, Director of Special Education Cynthia LaRosa, Assistant Director of Special Education Jennifer DeNike, Early Intervention Supervisor Elizabeth Gregory, Technology Director Brian Seaman, and Director of Building and Grounds Joseph Dunda. Administrators excused: Middle School Principal Kristen Donohue, and Food Service Director Maria Liptak. Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Gershey and seconded by Hoch to accept the minutes generated from the Regular Board Meeting of December 4, 2017, and the Reorganization Meeting of December 4, 2017. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Treasurer’s Report: A motion was made by Mr. Wood and seconded by Mr. Hoch to accept the Treasurer’s reports generated from the General and Food Service Account. The motion carried with

all affirmatives. Approval of Bills: A motion was made by Mr. Wood and seconded by Mr. Gershey to pay the bills generated from the General, Food Service, and the Construction Account. The motion carried all affirmatives. Student Recognition: High School Principal Paul Gregorski introduced one outstanding student, John Kear and he spoke about another student, Desiree Counterman, who was not able to be at the meeting. They are both art students who have been recognized as WVIA’s Artists of the Week for the Week of January 7th. Each of the students have a vignette produced about them that is featured online at and pbs. org. Both students are in the running to win WVIA Artist of the Year which will be announced in May. Mr. Gregorski said he is extremely proud that our talented and hardworking seniors are being recognized for their efforts in the arts. January is School Board Recognition Month - Jason Telese and Benjamin Burkhardt, members of the Student Council, thanked the Board of Education for their dedication and volunteer work. Recognition of Public: Victoria Barcarola thanked Dr. Barrett for making the tough snow calls the last few days/weeks. Sherri McAllister along with several other parents voiced their concern about the safety of the Middle School students and adults at the school. She has heard about a few violent incidences that occurred recently. Dr. Barrett and Mrs. Fiorella assured the parents that they are aware of what is going on, they are working with State and local officials to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and schools and they take the matters seriously. Enrollment Report: Totals: EverGreen -568; RDW–313; MS–435; HS–631 TOTAL: 1,947. Last meeting total: 1,947 Budget Resolution: A motion was made by Mr. Hoch and seconded by Mr. Gershey to adopt the attached resolution regarding no increase in the rate of any tax for the support of its public schools for the 2018-2019 fiscal year by more than the index established by the Department of Education for the District. The index for the District is 2.4%. ATTACHMENT I The motion carried five affirmatives and

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one no vote from Mr. Shaffer. Audit: A motion was made by Mr. Wood and seconded by Mr. Gershey to accept the Audit Report of the Western Wayne School District for the year ended June 30, 2017 as prepared by Brian T. Kelly, CPA. The motion carried all affirmatives. Fund Balance Designation: A motion was made by Mr. Gershey and seconded by Mr. Hoch to approve the recommendation of the Business Manager to designate a portion of our ending 2016-2017 Fund Balance to manage future budgets as per Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement Number 54 (GASB 54). Committed: $610,500.00; Assigned: $6,559,847.48 and Unassigned: $3,149,484.52. The motion carried all affirmatives. Curriculum Guide Approval: A motion was made by Mr. Shaffer and seconded by Mr. Wood to approve the Western Wayne High School Curriculum Guide for the 2018-2019 school year. The motion carried all affirmatives. Transportation Drivers and Substitutes: A motion was made by Mr. Shaffer and seconded by Mr. Gershey to approve the following list of Western Wayne School District Transportation Drivers and Substitutes for the listed contractors for the 2017-2018 school year as follows contingent upon receipt of necessary paperwork: a. Contractor Cavage Transit: Drivers Keith Arch and Donna Miller. b. Contractor Clyde VanSickle: Driver Bonnie Cooke. c. Contractor Kreutz Inc.: Driver Kristen Theobald. d. Contractor Roy Swingle: Driver Angelo Carachilo. The motion carried all affirmatives. Transportation Contract Extensions: A motion was made by Mr. Wood and seconded by Mr. Gershey to approve the following Transportation Contract extensions at State Formula for the 20172018 school year: a. Cavage Transit Inc. – Bus #46A – Waymart to WWHS/WWMS & Late Run effective December 11, 2017. *This contract will replace Bus #19 – Contractor Donna & Dennis Miller b. Cavage Transit Inc. – Van #135 –

Waymart to Bus, WWHS/MS, PATH, Wayne Highlands and RDW – effective December 15, 2017. c. Caruth Bus Lines Inc. – Bus #83 – Sterling to EverGreen and Late Run as needed effective December 13, 2017. The motion carried all affirmatives. Transportation – New Contract: A motion was made by Mr. Gershey and seconded by Mr. Hoch to approve the following New Transportation Contract at State Formula for the 2017-2018 school year: a. Cavage Transit Inc. – Bus #29A – Waymart to Robert D. Wilson Elementary effective January 2, 2018. *This contract will replace Bus #29 – Contractor Donna & Dennis Miller. The motion carried all affirmatives. Dual Enrollment Agreement – Johnson College: A motion was made by Mr. Hoch and seconded by Mr. Gershey to approve the Dual Enrollment Agreement between Western Wayne School District and Johnson College effective December 15, 2017 through June 22, 2018. The motion carried all affirmatives. Informational Items: The IRS mileage rate is increasing to 54.5 cents per mile effective January 01, 2018. Adjournment: A motion was made by Mr. Hoch and seconded by Mrs. Fiorella to adjourn the regularly scheduled meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education at 7:51 P.M. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Respectfully Submitted, Rose E. Emmett Board Secretary

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Synopsis of Salem Township Minutes - January 2, 2018 The Annual reorganization meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on January 2, 2018. The Board, on a motion made by Merel Swingle, 2nd by Dennis Chapman, with all in favor, to appoint Jennifer Wargo to run reorganization. Reorganization meeting was called to order at 3PM. The appointment of officers was then held. Dennis Chapman made a motion to re-appoint all current officers to remain the same, that being Chairman Merel Swingle, Vice-Chairman Robert Wittenbrader, Roadmaster to remain all three Supervisors with no Asst. Roadmaster. SEO-Gary Enslin, Alt. SEOGeorge Van Brunt, Solicitor-Jeffrey Treat, Secretary/Treasurer-Jennifer Wargo, Open Records Officer-Jennifer Wargo, Asst. Secretary/Treasurer-Deborah Gromlich Emergency Management Director-Jim Evans, Township Engineer-Stephen Knash ,Ordinance Enforcement OfficerGary Enslin, and Planning Commission Secretary-Jacqueline Vass, Park Committee Chair-Claire Madden motion was second by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Road Foreman-Roger Swingle was nominated by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader and abstaining Merel Swingle. Bank Designation for General Fund-HNB nominated by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Capital Reserve CDS-both currently at HNB motion to remain at current banks made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. State Convention Approval for authorized employees, Supervisors, and Solicitor to attend if able, with reimbursement of expenses and compensation for wages of missed work was approved on a motion made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Annual Audit-Brian Kelly to audit the 2017 books, motion to sign engagement letter and request from the Auditors approval made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all in favor. Dennis Chapman made a motion to keep the monthly meeting date and time the 2nd Tuesday of every Month at 6:30PM and it was 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Bi-Annual Road inspection. No request to Auditors this year. Mileage reimbursement IRS ratecurrently at $.545 per mile motion to request from Auditors current rate per mile made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Building Permit Fees-Motion to remain same per inspection by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Sewage Permit Fees-Changes requested to a few items see sheet and to raise office hour wage to $30 per hour motion made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Planning Commission review fees currently $ 20.00 review fee for all subdivision/ lot combinations, increase to $75.00 on all land development. This does not include possible Engineering fees, County review fees that or any type of Inspection Fees this would be additional. Motion for review fees schedule to be updated made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Raises were reviewed. Dennis Chapman moved to approve a $1.00 per hour increase to the Road Foreman Roger Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with two in favor and abstaining Merel Swingle.

Dennis Chapman then moved to approve a $1.00 per hour increase to the laborers William Kearney and Stephen Wargo, 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Dennis Chapman made a motion to increase Austin Devine, the recycling helper, $.50 per hour 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Dennis Chapman made a motion to increase the Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer Wargo an additional $35.00 per week to her salary 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Dennis Chapman set the rate for the new Cleaning Lady Rebecca Klepaldo at $675.00 per month 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. The Supervisors made no formal request to the Auditors for their wage increase for working Supervisors. This concluded the Annual Re-organization meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors. The meeting was adjourned on a motion made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on January 2, 2018. Meeting was called to order at 3:15PM by the Chairman and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Minutes of the December 12, 2017 meeting were approved as presented on a motion made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Planning Commission minutes were read. Attorney Updates: Attorney Treat noted that he withdrew the Complaint against Mr. Weber without prejudice based on last month’s Supervisors decision. Gary Enslin SEO will continue to monitor. Atty Treat advised of a property in Salem Township that’s in foreclosure with no septic or well. Township unsure how a property was approved or divided without approvals by the Board. Motion to allow Atty Treat to review the subdivision and recorded maps made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Correspondence: Ledgedale Fire Co. invited Township Supervisors to their January 13, 2018 Installation Dinner held at the Capri Rest. Maplewood Fire Co. also invited Township Supervisors to their Installation Dinner on January 27, 2018 at the Hen’s Nest. Hamlin Fire & Rescue invited Supervisors to their Installation dinner on January 20, 2018 at the Fire Co. Bingo Hall. Penn-Dot wrote advising receipt of the Township’s request for traffic study on Goosepond Road. Penn-Dot will complete a traffic study as weather permits and provide information to the Township. New Business: Supervisor Wittenbrader requested a letter be sent to Penn-Dot with regard to a tree on Maplewood Road that is becoming a danger. Many phone calls were placed with regard to this potential hazard and no action. Letter to be sent. Supervisor Swingle moved to send the Annual donations to the Community Library in the amount of $2500. Donation to Hamlin Fire & Rescue and Ledgedale Fire Company each in the amount of $14,500. Donation to Maplewood Fire Company in the amount of $2,500. The motion was 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as presented with no comments or corrections was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. With no other comments a motion to adjourn was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 4:00PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo

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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes January 2, 2018 The regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township building on January 2, 2018. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors Scottie Swingle; Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin were present. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on December 5, 2017, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for December 2017, carried 3-0. Public Comment: None Subdivisions: None Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its December activity report showing 15 calls, 4 trainings, 3 meetings held, and 5 work details were held. Fundraiser of a pancake breakfast with Santa was held. 2) Maplewood Fire & Rescue Co provide its December Activity report showing 4 training days and 23 alarm responses of them 18 QRS. Maplewood Fire invited the Supervisors to their Annual Installation dinner on Saturday January 27, 2018. 3) Hamlin Fire & Rescue wrote inviting the Supervisors to their Annual Installation Dinner on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Roadmaster’s Report: Roadmaster S. Swingle reported that during the month of December the new backhoe was delivered. They handled a few storms. Cinder shed was restocked and will be ordering more road salt. Maintenance of





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vehicles as needed to handle storms. Old Business: 1) F. Birmelin moved to Advertise the monthly Township Board of Supervisors meetings as the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7PM held at the Lake Township Municipal building except for November 2018 will be Wednesday the 7th, as well as advertise the Lake Township Planning Commission Meetings to be held the last Tuesday of every month at 7PM at the Lake Township Municipal building, with no meeting to be held in December. carried 3-0. New Business: 1) F. Birmelin moved to approve reservations for the State Convention and allow all who are qualified to attend and receive reimbursement for expenses and mileage carried 3-0. 2) PSATS Pension Act 44 Disclosure Statement was provided by the State Assoc. and reviewed and F. Birmelin moved to accept and approve as Township Pension Disclosure statement, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: None S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary

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From The Rough

A golf tip from Larry Lutz, Hideout Golf Teaching Pro All great players have good hands, and that’s why it’s so crucial to develop a proper grip. First, should you use an interlocking or overlapping grip? Someone with large hands should probably use an overlapping grip. Small hands should use an interlocking or ten finger grip. Another element is the position of your left thumb on the shaft. Players who extend their thumbs down the shaft generally hit the ball high and straight. Those who shorten the length of the thumb are likely to hit the ball low and left. Grip pressure is another checkpoint. Try holding the club as tightly as you can, then hold it loosely. The correct pressure is somewhere in between. Finally, see how many knuckles are showing on your left hand. If you see most of them (strong grip), you’ll likely hit a hook or draw. Fewer (weak grip), the ball will go high and right. Experiment with these basics and you’ll find a grip that’s best for your hands. I hope you find this tip helpful, but most of all, remember your good shots, learn from the bad shots, and have fun.

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The days are getting longer and the temperatures are beginning to rise. As I write this article it is a balmy 72 degrees outside. Amazing! As stated in last month’s article, golf rates will remain the same as last year. This includes the golf pass fees. League play begins in early May with the Thursday Night Men’s League. There is a 5:30 p.m. shot gun start. This is composed of two man teams, scoring is based upon handicaps. This league concludes in late August. The Tuesday Morning Men’s League begins the last Tuesday in May and is also composed of two man teams with scoring based upon handicaps. The Hideout Women’s Golf Association plays on Monday mornings starting in early June and concludes in early September. The Hideout Adult Social Group plays on Thursday mornings starting in early June and concludes in late August. All of the leagues are player friendly and are meant to bring together Hideout members to have a good time. We hope to have the Pro Shop open the last week in March for spring cleaning and inventory with the course opening as soon as the weather permits. If you have any questions about league play, please call the Pro Shop at extension 180 and leave a message. I will return your phone calls as soon as possible. You may also contact Joe Russo regarding the Tuesday Morning League at (570) 698-5705. I am looking forward to a great season in 2018. Next month we will break down the tournaments for 2018. Al Lutzi Pro Shop Manager

Proposed Golf Tournament Calendar 2018 Tournament Date Rain Date Event Time Sat. 05/05/18 Sat 05/12/18 Early Bird 9:00 AM Sat 06/09/18 Sat 06/16/18 Camp Cadet 9:00 AM Sat. 07/14/18 Sat. 07/21/18 H D A 9:00 AM Sat. 07/28/18 Sat. 08/04/18 Play For Pink (9 holes) 9:00 AM Sat. 08/11/18 Sun. 08/12/18 1st Round Club Championship 8:30 AM Sat. 08/18/18 Sun. 08/19/18 1st Rd. Sr.Club Championship 8:30 AM Sat 08/25/18 Sun 08/26/18 New Tournament 11:00 AM Sat. 09/08/18 Sun 09/09/18 9/11 Help a Hero 9:00 AM Sat. 09/22/18 Sat. 09/29/18 Fall Classic 9:00 AM Notes: Club Championship matches must be 100% complete within 3 weeks of the 1st round start!



Hideout Adult Bowling League

WEEK # 18 - Winter skies may not be blue & bright…but our bowlers were all smiles dodging that gutter or rolling that turkey. STRIKE KINGS - Charlie David 246 (599), Larry Triolo 221 (527), Buster Miller 212 (594), Mike Labate 211 (571), Mike Messina 211 (539), Bob Fezza 191 (521), Al Dekler 190 (540), Ken Wenz 188, Kenny Betros 184, Len Tridente 182, John Kane 175, Roger Cortez 172, Tom Maguire 169, Peter Mennona 169, Peter Tomasetti 168, Arthur Palladino 164, Norm BenEzra 156, John Gaspari 155, Fred Benedicto 151, Vinny Recchio 151, John Hinton 143, Len Wysocki 142, Rick Hadley 139, Steve Meyers 136, Paul Schiavo 133, Ben Carapella 132, Dick Covey 117 & Willie Endorf 106. WOW!!! STRIKE QUEENS - Doris Kane 213 (557), Miriam Fernandez 212 (499), Lorraine Procopio 204 (527), Carol Lopiccolo 182 (485), Pat Benedicto 178, Reggie Hadley 177 (478), Jean David 169 (450), Denise Guiffredo 164 (465), Edna Moran 163 (431), Dee Pasciola 159, Linda Brenner 158, Renee Recchio 158 (405), Carole Maguire 158 (454), Sandra Carapella 151, Steph Wysocki 148 (419), Lucille Koehler 146, Laura Hinton 143, Donna White 136, Gro Paulsen 134, Michele Palladino 133, Isabella Tridente 133, Cathy Lowman, Ivah Betros 106 & Jo DeVoe 105. Ladies - Way to Roll!!! Team 14 - Mighty Ducks shattered the pins with a 1919 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Edna Moran, Dee Pasciola, Willie Endorf & Captain Mike Messina! Bowlers of the Week: Roger Cortez 437, 68POA! Jean David 450 series, 72POA! Miriam Fernandez 499, 73POA! Laura Hinton 399, 69POA! Carol Lopiccolo 485 series, 75POA! Mike Messina 539, 86POA! Buster Miller 594, 87POA! Peter Tomasetti 427, 64POA! Honorable Mention: Mike Labate-67POA; Bob Fezza-59POA; Doris Kane-50POA; Carole Maguire-49POA; Dee Pasciola-49POA; Edna Moran-47POA; Kenny Betros45POA & Cathy Lowman-43POA. WEEK # 19 - Winter Fun sent a “flurry” of strikes & spares our way. We got out & “shoveled” great games “plowing” the pins down. STRIKE KINGS - Charlie David 266 (615), Larry Triolo 237 (586), Rich Guiffredo 225 (551), Buster Miller 216 (589), John Kane 214 (525), Fred Benedicto 210 (525), Mike Messina 201 (583), Al Dekler 191 (556), Mike Labate 186 (519), Andy Vuolo 184, Joe Stach 181 (537), Arthur Palladino 173, Norm BenEzra 169, Tom Maguire 162, Bob Fezza 161, Bill Wagner 160, Dave Dimmick 160, Kenny Betros 158, Ken Wenz 158, John Hinton 152, Steve Meyers 146, Rick Hadley 144, Peter Mennona 141, John Gaspari 140, Peter Tomasetti 130, Roger Cortez 126, Willie Endorf 120, Al Auricchio 114, Paul Schiavo 112 & Jack Perenza 92. Al Auricchio 300; Roger Cortez 362; Willie Endorf 327; Jay Lobb 271; Jack Perenza 229; Paul Schiavo 325 & Peter Tomasetti 359. STRIKE QUEENS - Reggie Hadley 200 (550), Doris Kane 187 (532), Cindy Gaspari 183 (491), Edna Moran 178 (441), Lucille Koehler 177 (495), Lorraine Procopio 172 (469), Denise Guiffredo 166 (450), Miriam Fernandez 165 (464), Carol Lopiccolo 165 (462), Renee Recchio 161 (455), Linda Brenner 158 (436), Gail Endorf 158 (464), Sue Dimmick 155, Dee Pasciola 146, Pat Benedicto 140, Kathy Lubanski 137, Gro Paulsen 133, Jean David 128, Angie Mennona 128, Cathy Lowman 126, Laura Hinton 121, Michele Palladino 118, Donna White 108, Ivah Betos 88 & Jo DeVoe 82. Ivah Betros 252; Jean David 340; Jo DeVoe 153; Laura Hinton 348; Cathy Lowman 314; Angie Mennona 306; Michele Palladino 328 & Donna White 315. Team 14 - Mighty Ducks shattered the pins with a 1940 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Edna Moran, Dee Pasciola, Willie Endorf & Captain Mike Messina for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Fred Benedicto 525, 63POA, Charlie David 266 High Game & 615 Series, 51POA, Cindy Gaspari 491 Series, 59 POA, Reggie Hadley 550 Series, 82POA, Lucille Koehler 495 Series, 69POA, Mike Messina 582 Series, 127POA, Buster Miller 589 Series, 76POA, Renee Recchio 455, 80POA, Andy Vuolo 484, 67POA!!! Honorable Mention: Linda Brenner-55 POA; Edna Moran-54 POA; Joe Stach-48 POA; Carol Lopiccolo-48 POA; and Dee Pasciola-40 POA. WEEK # 20 – So far, 2018 Winter has had its ups & downs…highs & lows… kind of like bowling. Looking for UPS & HIGHs on your lanes TODAY!! STRIKE KINGS - Mike Labate 216 (563), Larry Triolo 215 (583), Andy Vuolo 205 (521), Charlie David 204 (548), Joe Stach 204 (527), Buster Miller 202(517), Rich Guiffredo 201 (562), Ed Sparkowski 194, Vinny Recchio 193, Ken Wenz 188, Bob Fezza 187 (532), Fred Benedicto 180, Al Dekler 175 (507), John Kane 174, Peter Mennona 170, Len Tridente 166, Mike Messina 160, Peter Tomasetti 151, Steve Meyers 149, Dave Dimmick 149, Kennny Betros 147, Len Wysocki 143, Arthur Palladino 141, Jay Lobb 138 & Norm BenEzra 137. Ben Carapella 330; Roger Cortez 338; Dick Covey 329; Willie Endorf 287; Rick Hadley 267; John Hinton 311; Jack Perenza 249 & Paul Schiavo 348. STRIKE QUEENS - Steph Wysocki 196 (488), Doris Kane 185 (465), Reggie Hadley 182 (483), Lucille Koehler 178 (501), Lorraine Procopio 170 (475), Sue Dimmick 168 (442), Sandra Carapella 166 (460), Gro Paulsen 166 (433), Carole Maguire 159, Edna Moran 157 (408), Bobbie Hraba 156 (445), Gail Endorf 155 (444), Frieda Maher 155 (441), Carol Lopiccolo 145 (408), Denise Guiffredo 142, Dee Pasciola 139 (404), Cindy Gaspari 139 (412), Jean David 137, Linda Brenner 136, Renee Recchio 133, Angie Mennona 132, Michele Palladino 130, Marie Krauss 125 & Pat Benedicto 122. Laura Hinton 282; Betty Linneman 210; Cathy Lowman 311; Kathy Lubanski 240; Isabella Tridente 304 & Donna White 315. continued on page 43


HAA News The Hideout Association of the Arts has been working on setting up trips in conjunction with the Recreation Department. The first trip we have put together is a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower show on March 8, 2018. I am hoping that many readers will have signed up for this trip. We are also planning a trip to Peters Valley School of Crafts in Layton, NJ. This is a school that trains people in a large number of crafts and is famous for their craft shows. We will tour the studios and see demonstrations from various artists there. This trip is planned for May 6, 2018. More information will be provided in the near future. The HAA meets each month on the second Wednesday of the month at the Nubia Malkin Art Center. We are focused on exposing the Hideout community to the arts in our area. We welcome new members and would like to bring together a cross section of the Hideout community to maximize our effectiveness. We want your ideas and your help in planning our activities. Ray Berrie

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So You Wanna Sell Your Home? Step 3: List It at the Right Price By: Terri Ditty, Broker Associate

Putting a price tag on a home you’re trying to sell is a tricky thing. For one, it’s your home, crammed full of memories, hopes, and dreams—and all that stuff can cloud your thinking and lead you toward the wrong price. There are consequences: Shoot too high, and your home could languish on the market for months and maybe not sell at all. Price it too low and you could bilk yourself out of a whole lot of dough. That’s why I’d like to guide you through this tough but critical decision. Read on to pinpoint a price that’s just right. Repeat after me: What you paid doesn’t matter You may have a dollar figure in mind—perhaps based on what you paid originally, plus a little extra. Because homes appreciate, right? Maybe yes, maybe no. While a hefty increase in value is nice in theory—ultimately, it’s up to the market. Think of it this way: Would you buy a banana for $1 if those same bananas were on sale down the block for 69 cents? Of course not! And, of course, a home ain’t no banana. No matter what you paid for your home, market values fluctuate—both up and down. This can work for you or against you. But all that matters on the open market is what buyers are willing to pay now.


Hideout Adult Bowling continued from page 42 Team 14 - Mighty Ducks shattered the pins with a 1859 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Edna Moran, Dee Pasciola, Willie Endorf & Captain Mike Messina for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Sandra Carapella 66 &460, 82POA!!! Sue Dimmick 168 & 442, 64POA. Bob Fezza 187 & 532, 70POA. Lucille Koehler 501, 72POA. Gro Paulsen 166 & 433, 67POA. Ed Sparkowski 194 & 448 Series, 64POA. Joe Stach 204 & 527 Series, 35POA. Peter Tomasetti 151 & 422, 56POA. Andy Vuolo 205 & 521 Series 101POA. Steph Wysocki 196 & 488 Series, 65POA. Honorable Mention: Mike Labate 56 POA, Dee Pasciola 53 POA, Len Wysocki 51 POA & Bobbie Hraba 49 POA. WEEK # 21 - Groundhog “Phil” predicted an early spring which electrified our bowlers by sending the pins whistling wildly into the channel. STRIKE KINGS - Larry Triolo 233 (566), Buster Miller 216 (581), Joe Stach 215 (507), Rich Guiffredo 203 (537), Charlie David 201 (554), Bill Wagner 199 (562), John Kane 191 (522), Tom Maguire 189 (512), Len Tridente 180, Peter Mennona 179, Mike Labate 173, Roger Cortez 173, Dave Dimmick 172, Andy Vuolo 171, Arthur Palladino 169, Ken Wenz 167, Mike Messina 167, Vinny Recchio 167, Fred Benedicto 166, Jay Lobb 166, Rick Hadley 166, Norm BenEzra 161, Steve Meyers 160, Bob Fezza 160, Ed Sparkowski 151, Peter Tomasetti 149, John Gaspari 147, Len Wysocki 145, John Hinton 141 & Rich Rosenberg (Pacer) 141. Kenny Betros 387; Ben Carapella 360; Dick Covey 295; Willie Endorf 311; Jack Perenza 268 & Paul Schiavo 368. STRIKE QUEENS - Gail Endorf 200 (475), Doris Kane 183 (511), Lorraine Procopio 180 (513), Steph Wysocki 176 (463), Cindy Gaspari 173 (427), Gro Paulsen 169 (417), Jean David 167 (419), Denise Guiffredo 166 (429), Miriam Fernandez 161 (443), Reggie Hadley 160 (448), Carole Maguire 159, Bobbie Hraba 156 (447), Lucille Koehler 154 (442), Edna Moran 154 (400), Carol Lopiccolo 151 (404), Sue Dimmick 150 (419), Marie Krauss 145, Sandra Carapella 140, Frieda Maher 138, Donna White 137 & Linda Brenner 134. Pat Benedicto 318; Laura Hinton 316; Betty Linneman 281; Kathy Lubanski 329; Angie Mennona 283; Michele Palladino 280; Dee Pasciola 336; and Isabelle Tridente 304. Team 4 – 3 LEFTS & A RIGHT - Blew Up the Pins for 1828 High Team Series. Congrats to Pat Benedicto, John Hinton, Len Wysocki & Captain John Kane. Bowlers of the Week: Gail Endorf 200 Women’s High Game. Bobbie Hraba 447, 48 POA. John Hinton 387, 39 POA. Two of our Top Women Bowlers – Doris Kane & Lorraine Procopio 183 & 511 and 180 & 513. Buster Miller 216 & 581, 65 POA. Vinny Recchio 464, 41 POA. Bill Wagner 199 & 562, 94 POA. Donna White 373, 52 POA. Honorable Mention: Rick Hadley-46POA; Gro Paulsen-45POA & Jean David-41POA .

From Your Officers: Tom Maher - President; Rick Hadley - Vice President; Dave Dimmick - Treasurer & Reggie Hadley - Secretary

Use all your tools: Comps, and your Realtor® The best way to get a handle on your home’s sales price are the prices of similarly sized homes in your neighborhood—otherwise known as “comparables,” or “comps.” For example, if a house near yours with the same square footage and numbers of bedrooms and bathrooms, and in similar condition, sold for $230,000 within the past three months, you can bet your own price will be in that ballpark. For a quick snapshot, several websites (including this one) offer automated valuation models, or AVMs, where you type in your address and then get a price based on an algorithm that factors in comps in your area. But AVMs are just a starting point. No one has actually put eyes on your house, so an AVM can’t really give you an accurate price. That’s why you need your Realtor to visit your home, so they can factor in your home’s unique strengths and weaknesses along with comps to come to a better estimate. When your Realtor tells you a price, check it. Ask how they came up with the amount, and look into the comps in your area yourself. Once you’re able to pore over the info, you’ll be able to see a price range for yourself, so you won’t feel like you’re just having to blindly trust your Realtor. Factor in upgrades with a grain (or two) of salt Yep, you poured $10,000 into your brand-new chef’s kitchen, or $15,000 to finish the lower level…Sweet! So it stands to reason that you’d make that money back when you sell, right? Well, not quite. Surveys by the National Association of Realtors® show that your return on investment for home improvements depends on what kind of renovation you’ve pulled off—and how much prospective buyers want it in your area. Refinishing hardwood floors, for instance, will reap a 100% return, paying for itself. Convert a basement to a living area, and you’ll recoup only 69% of those costs. The harsh truth: Not everyone is going to fall head over heels with your five-seat built-in hot tub. So do your research and find out what those upgrades will really get you. Leave some wiggle room Most buyers love to negotiate when you’re trying to sell your house. So it helps to let them win one. Instead of starting out with the absolute lowest price you can afford to go, add a bit of a cushion. How much? Considering rounding off your asking price in $5,000 increments. It’s just how people think. Also keep in mind that many first-time buyers may have a hard time coming up with cash for closing in addition to their down payment, even if their finances are good and they’re qualified for a loan. Offering to cover closing costs—while sticking to a higher asking price—might help seal the deal. Price with Internet browsing in mind Once you find yourself a ballpark price you’re happy with, it’s time to fine-tune it. Keep shoppers’ online search parameters firmly in mind—small differences in your price can spell a big difference in your exposure. Home buyers typically fill out a Web form that has a minimum price and maximum price. If you’re a dollar outside of that range it is going to be like your house didn’t exist—they’ll never see it.” In other words: Price your home at $205,000, and you could miss out on a whole lot of people who are searching in the 150,000–$200,000 price range. So if you’re on the cusp, consider rounding down to capture more eyeballs. Remember what we said about padding? It cuts both ways.

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Generator Permit


A Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “nonportable” residential whole house/stand-by electrical generator. Small portable units are excluded. A separate Permit is required if you need to install a propane tank to fuel the generator. ALL Applications for Permit are located on the Hideout website. Or you can get any permit application at the front POA desk. GENERATOR - IMPORTANT PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY TIPS Never operate a generator indoors – it can cause unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which, if inhaled, can be fatal. Also, do not install a generator right next to your home – carbon monoxide can collect in the eaves of your home. Don’t refill the generator’s gas tank while the unit is running as this can cause a fire, leading to serious injury or death. Finally, be sure to remove all gas from the tank when storing your generator. HOW TO CHOOSE A GENERATOR Identify the items you will need to run in the event of a power outage. Choose the generator that meets or exceeds the total wattage requirement. Assistance from a qualified electrician is also advisable. 5,000 WATTS (41.7/20.8 AMPS) Powers: Refrigerator 700 watts, AM/FM radio 50 watts, Color TV 450 watts, Eight 100-watt lights 800 watts, Microwave 1,000, Sump pump 1,000 watts, Water pump 1,000 watts 6,800 WATTS (56.7/28.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 5,000 watt generator does, plus: Deep freezer 500 watts, Washing machine 1,100 watts 8,000 WATTS (66.7/33.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 6,800 watt generator does, plus: Attic fan 300 watts, Clothes dryer (gas) 700 watts, Four 100 watt lights 400 watts NOTE - A simple formula to calculate how much combined power you’ll need to run appliances and tools is volts x amps = wattage. Check the power demands of your appliances to determine whether they can run simultaneously or intermittently. Always consult the data plate on the appliance for accurate electrical information. Starting watts: Always plug in the appliance with the highest starting wattage first and add appliances in descending wattage order. GENERATOR PERMIT: A Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/ operation of any “non-portable” residential whole house/stand-by electrical generator. Small portable units are excluded. A separate Permit is required if you need to install a propane tank to fuel the generator. ALL Applications for Permit are located on the Hideout website. Or you can get any permit application at the front POA desk.

Horoscope for the first week of March

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 - you are inspired and   ready to take on the world. Make the time to thank the people who spurred your motivation, then get moving toward your goals. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 - your positive outlook can help not only you, but also others. Where some people only see problems, you see all the possibilities lying ahead of you. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 - everyday things seem magical to you this week. This may be because you’re looking at the world through the haze of happiness spurred on by new love. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 - you have been biding your time, but the moment to take a calculated risk has finally arrived. Since you have done some thorough research, it should be smooth sailing. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 - Transparency is your middle name this week, Leo. Others know just what is going on in your life and in your head. This may encourage others to be more open. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 - since you don’t want to be misunderstood in any way, you need to be very careful in how you express your thoughts this week. Clarify details, if necessary. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 - Chances for success in all areas of your life are magnified by your innovative spirit, Libra. Keep the good ideas flowing and bring others into your future plans. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 - Confidence is on the rise, Scorpio, and that may lead you to take a few risks. There may be great gains to be had, or not much change. However, it can be worthwhile to try. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 - Intentions aimed at distant goals may keep you busy in the long run, Sagittarius, but this week direct your focus to items that will provide the most immediate results. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 - you have enough sense to balance your imagination with reality. Take your clever ideas and figure out a practical way to make them work. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 - although the destination is in view, you have not yet developed a plan to get there. Be sure you include integrity in your decisions and skip shortcuts. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 - conformity is certainly not your thing. But at some point this week, you’ll need to go with the flow. Find a way to make it your own.


BUILD IT and they will come

This is a good time to review definitions of property lines, setback, and easements as applied in the Hideout. When you hear that someone has a setback, you usually expect something not so good. It’s a completely different case when the term is applied to property boundaries. Setback Lines actually protect your property! Building set-back lines are usually intended to govern permanent structures - like your house or garage. What is a Setback? A setback is a defined space in which no structures (as defined by Land Use Code) may be located, except where specifically allowed by the Code. Setbacks are required along front, rear, side property lines and additionally with some “easements.” How are Setbacks measured? In most cases, setbacks are measured from the property line. However, when measuring a front setback line abutting a public street the setback is measured from the center line of the right of way. Your property line is coincident with the edge of the right of way. Since the right of way can contain unimproved shoulders, you should not assume that your property line is at the edge of the curb or paved edge of the road. Typically, your property line is several feet from the road improvements. Unlike rights of way, utility access easements do not always coincide with property lines. The easement may be located partly or entirely on your property. When a front yard setback is required from an easement located on a property, the setback is measured from the interior edge of the easement. Are Setbacks required from anything else? In most cases, buildings may not be built over utility easements (e.g., power, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and telecommunications) without written approval from the associated utility. We all have easements on our Hideout property lots. These easements are shown on your recorded plat Land Survey and title report. How large a Setback is required? That depends on where the property is located and whether the setback is along a front, rear, or side property line. For example, in the Hideout, the following Setbacks are required: Front - 25’; Rear - 25’; Sides - 10’. Also, within these setbacks there are “easement lines” (Front - 10 feet, Rear - 10 feet, and each Side - 5 feet). Please note that the 25 foot front area starts at your property line, not at the edge of the road. The property line to the road is POA property. Also, in Pennsylvania, only a state licensed surveyor may set the property corners. What is an Easement? An easement is defined as a right that one party has to use real estate that is owned by someone else. The rights of the easement holder regarding usage of the property are specific and typically limited. Property ownership or possession is not impacted by an easement. The property owner gives up only defined rights on that portion of the property that is used for purposes of the easement. Common easements are those that are given to public utilities such gas or telephone companies to run lines under/over private property. Utility easements such as power, phone, water and sewer are examples of easements that benefit the Hideout. Such is the case with RS&W. As a general rule, the grantor of the easement can make any use of that property as long as it does not unduly interfere with the rights granted to the easement holder. Typically, the owner granting the easement cannot build/place structures or obstructions within an easement area or otherwise hinder access to that area. A utility easement grants the utility company the right to use and access a specific area of a property. The area covered by the easement is usually clearly defined in the text of the easement, and the easement is attached to the property deed so that it will persist even when the property is transferred or sold. Utilities can request an easement for any number of reasons. A classic example of a utility easement is an easement which allows the power company to run electrical lines along a property, and to install utility poles if the property is long enough that the lines cannot pass over the property without support. The utility has the right to utilize a strip of land for the lines, and to enter the land to access the lines for maintenance and repair, which can include tree trimming, replacing rotted utility poles, and relocation of any conduits, cables, wires, towers, and poles. What about these Property Easements? Every Hideout property has “easements” – legal rights that others have to use parts of a land owner’s property. Despite their prevalence, easements are often misunderstood and in some instances, people are not even aware that easements exist. As a property owner you can benefit from a basic understanding of easements. That understanding helps you avoid problems (permanent placement of landscaping, trees & shrubs, rock gardens, landscape lighting, fences, etc.) that can arise within the easement area. By keeping these areas free of plantings or other obstructions, you can enjoy what you have planted without worrying that it may be in jeopardy in the future. EMERGENCY SIGN POST - PLEASE MAINTAIN YOUR SIGN POST Your EMERGENCY SIGN POST is an important item that may need some needed maintenance after the winter season. Most of these are wood mailbox posts, which should display BOTH the Lot Number and the Emergency Number. Numbers should be displayed on both sides of the post. You may not realize how important this simple inexpensive item is until you experience an emergency situation. First Responders need to find you as fast as possible! ALL LOTS in the Hideout are REQUIRED to have an emergency post. Numbers must be visible in poor lighting conditions. Don’t know your “emergency number”? Call the Main Office at 689-1400 x102. Reflective number stickers can be obtained at the Rt 590 Main Gate in the Public Safety Office. 911#

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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association Master Plan Update

CONSTRUCTION AREAS AND WORK SCHEDULING Stage 3 Projected Direction of Active Construction Lot Number Range (as of August 2016) 1-20, 37-53, 125-133, 155-172, 174, 175, 298-315, 326-362, 407-456, 462-610, 620669, 684-752, 820-845, 1027-1061, 10821103, 1126-1231, 1298-1341, 1481-1484, 1516-1571, 1592-1619, 1644-1655, 1713The excavation work for the third and final stage of the sewer and water upgrade will continue on the west side of the community and on the east side. The installation of the street side grinder pumps has concluded for now on Lakeview Drive West, which will continue once Lakeview East is complete. Lateral and grinder pump installation will continue on Wildwood Terrace, Woodridge Drive and the Forest Court areas of the community. On the East side, installation of new sewer and water mains is finished on Roamingwood Road, Glenwood Lane, and Grandview Court, installation of the new sewer and water mains will continue on Lakeview Drive East.

1745, 1770-1773, 1807-1857, 1885-1890, 1903-2062, 2072-2147, 2264-2270, 22732275

With construction, please understand it is not unusual for plans to change at a moment’s notice. We ask that the members of the community be patient with us and respect the safety of the workers in the construction zones. When working on the roads we do our very best to utilize detours. Unfortunately detours are not always available and the best route is around the lake. Please be aware of this situation and always give yourself plenty of time to make your appointments. There are a few houses still in need of an initial inspection. If you have not met with one of our inspectors to review the project compliances and what your home requires, it is urgent that you please call the Project Management Office to schedule an appointment. Additionally, some houses that have been inspected, have not had the control box installed, RS&W Project Management Office has contacted every homeowner we have on record, if you are a new homeowner and/or you are not certain if your home has been fitted with a control panel, please call the Project Management Office at (570) 698-6162 Option #2 to schedule an appointment for your house.”

If you have recently received a call from our Construction Department or if you have any questions related to the project, please dial (570) 698-6162, press OPTION #2.

All Hideout homes within the project area, whether they currently have a sewage pump system or not, will require a pump to connect to the new low-pressure sewage system.


Page XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., MARCH 2018 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at:


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RS&W Employee Recognition

2018 Proposed Meeting Schedule Dates subject to approval & changes.

Mar. 21 Apr. 25 May 26 (9am) Jun. 27 Jul. 25 Aug. 22

Robert Gregorski (15 Years) Technician & Heavy Equipment Operator

Sep. 26

Annual Meeting:

Sat., Oct 6, 9am Nov 28 Dec 26

Rob is a native of Hamlin, Pa and after graduating from High School began working with heavy equipment and facility maintenance. He joined the staff of Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association in March of 2003. Since that time, Rob has proven to be one of our most reliable and trustworthy technicians and has become an important part of the foundation of our Service Department. He takes pride in his work and his representation of our organization. If he is assigned a task it is assured to be done, not only correctly, but timely. Rob is a quiet man and when asked about himself simply states: “When I’m not working, I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with my family.”

Meetings take place at 5PM at the RS&W Office, unless otherwise posted. Check our website for the latest updates.

Office Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Service Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM Saturday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Rates for Service Scheduled Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $50.00, minimum Water On/Off - $20.00 Unscheduled After Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $75.00, minimum Water On/Off - $75.00 Other Rates: Sat., 10:00 PM to Mon., 7:30 AM Service Call - $85.00, premium Water On/Off - $85.00 On Holidays, Premium Rates Apply

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS Cash payments will not be accepted. Please remit by check or money order, or contact us to set up direct debit. Payments by credit card can be made via our website, but there is a processing fee for this service. Please contact our office for more information on payment methods. RS&W’s staff is on-call 7 days per week; 24 hours per day. If you have a water or sewer emergency, call (570) 698-6162, wait for operator and press OPTION 1, to leave your name, lot number and phone number where you can be reached and your call will be returned promptly. All nonemergency service calls require 24 hour notice to schedule an appointment during regular working hours. PROJECT INFORMATION For up-to-date information concerning RS&W or the construction project, please keep posted to :, Channel 20 and the Hideabout ‘Extra’ updates regarding work projects, detours, and service interruptions.

RS&W will be seeking candidates for two seats on the RS&W Board of Directors Required information needed for Hideout members in good standing, seeking consideration to run for the Board of Directors positions at RS&W. •

Short letter expressing interest to include name, address and lot number

Brief resume of work and volunteer experience to be used as your biography

Verification of property ownership

Short statement as to why you would like to be a Board Member

If you are interested in running, RS&W will be making formal submission announcements in future publications. Please direct any inquiries to the RS&W offices (570) 698-6162, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

No Rate Increase for 2018 The RS&W Management and Board of Directors have been able to approve our 2018 budget without a rate increase for a 2nd consecutive year, to our customers. This is largely due to the success of a substantial USDA grant that was awarded the South Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority for Stage 3 and well managed fiscal planning of both our Utility Operations and Infrastructure Project. Developed Rates will remain $391.00 Undeveloped Rates will remain $251.00

Account Link Access Visit the RS&W Website: on our Billing Schedule Page Track Payments & Billing and pay your bill online through our portal or learn about other convenient payment methods. Utilize online Bill Pay through your Banking institution –Set up Automatic Debit through our ACH Program.

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The First Day of Spring in 2018 is on Tuesday, the 20th of March (3/20/2018). HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF January 31, 2018


2018 BILLING 4,848,400 1,388,050 391,000









73.156% 20.944% 5.900%

Billed 3910 1,240 355 100

Budget 3665


% of $ PAID

844,056 -

462 * -







12.7% 0.0% 0.0%

* Includes accounts that prepaid in full and numerous credits towards 2018 dues in 2017 in the amount of $65,420. Of the 3910 Properties Billed in 2018, it is Budgeted that 3665 (93.734%) will be paid in full by 12/31/2018.



2018 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3665 PROJECTION 3665



2018 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED




% of $

FAV<UNFAV> Budgeted




% of $

FAV<UNFAV> Budgeted



These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments

50 â&#x20AC;¢ MARCH 2018 ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED January 31, 2018





384,189 A

385,784 B










































384,189 A

385,784 A



(49,517) 81,375





























(28,366) D

(49,517) 0.0% -17.2%

81,375 (130,892)

NOTE: These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments

Footnote Explanations A Dues related Income stated on Accrual Basis. B Dues related Income Budget Based upon 2018 Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt.

Budget Variances 1 Current Operational Dues collections & Deliquent Operational Dues collections favorable, Lots paid in full fav by 70 compared to 2017 , Lots Paid in Full 462. 2 Late Charges unfavorable to budget .6k, Investment Income less expenses on budget. 3 Public Safety: Revenue on budget, Wages & Taxes fav 1.5k, Benefits unfav 1.5k, Fuel unfav 1.4k, Supplies fav 1.4k, IT unfav 2.5k. 4 Laurel Park: On Budget. 5 Ski Hill: Revenue net unfav 6.6k , Wages & Benefits unfav 8.5k, Utils unfav 1.8k, Repairs unfav 6k. 6 Marina: Utilites unfav 2.5k. 7 Pools & Beaches: On Budget. 8 Recreation: Revenues net unfav 6k, Wages, Benefits & Taxes fav 3k. 9 Golf Operations:On Budget. 10 Golf Maintenance: Wages, Taxes & Benefits on budget, Repairs & Maint unfav 1.5k. 11 Arts & Crafts: Revenues net unfav 1.1k, Wages & Taxes unfav 1.9k. 12 Maintenance: Wages & Taxes fav 10k, Benefits on budget, Supplies fav 1.5k, Snow Removal unfav 7.8k, Fuel unfav 1.7k. 13 Trash & Recycle: Revenue unfav .6k, Solid Waste unfav 2.4k. 14 Woodshop: Supplies unfav .5k. 15 Lakes & Environmental: Revenues unfav .6k, Wages & Taxes & Benefits unfav 1.4k, Lake Mgmnt fav 1k, Wildlife, Deer & Forest Mgmnt unfav 3.5k. 16 Administration: Revenues unfav .5k, Wages & Taxes & Benefits fav 1.4k, Membership Materials fav 1.3k, Credit Card & Bank fav 1.4k. 17 Community Relations: Revenue fav 1k, Wages, Taxes & Benefits unfav .6k. 18 Clubhouse: Revenues net of COS unfav 2.8k, Wages, Taxes & Ben unfav 1.9k. 19 Tab Master: Net ops fav .3k. 20 Snackbars: Revenues net of COS on budget, Wages & Taxes unfav .5k. 21 Lodge: Revenues net of COS fav 1.5k, Wages, Taxes & Benefits unfav 7.3k. 22 Contingency & Other fav 8.6k.



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404,033 (22,650) 2,404 -

404,033 (22,650) 3,000 958




402 -

291 152

111 (152)





3,660 28,391 5,902 5,929 519 350 60 1,450 680 14,997 12,713 30,973 2,267 4,730 9,049 121,670

3,910 35,000 6,000 12,300 360 1,530 625 2,075 700 15,530 11,750 30,250 2,600 5,000 4,131 131,761

(250) (6,609) (98) (6,371) (360) (1,011) 350 (565) (625) (20) (533) 963 723 (333) (270) 4,918 (10,091)






101,832 845 55,967 3,788 1,035 32,852 256 18,685 7,219 122,507 22,117 22,130 1,295 125,846 13,626 57,416 1,658 4,889 23,459 -

99,755 866 44,406 2,883 929 35,641 200 17,095 5,255 131,368 19,245 18,708 983 128,551 13,318 53,628 2,275 4,240 12,777 -















125 81,250 (193,131)

125 81,250 (164,765)




ACTUAL (98,172) (845) (27,576) (3,788) 4,867 (26,923) (256) (18,685) (6,700) (122,157) (22,057) (20,680) (615) (110,849) (913) (26,443) 609 (159) (14,410) -

BUDGET (95,845) (866) (9,406) (2,883) 5,071 (23,341) 160 (17,095) (3,725) (131,368) (18,620) (16,633) (283) (113,021) (1,568) (23,378) 325 760 (8,646) -



(596) (958)

Prior Yr (2017) ACTUAL


-19.9% -100.0%




402 -

291 152

111 (152)





3,680 155 28,696 6,207 14,338 1,251 2,685 840 16,683 11,631 27,753 2,889 5,230 2,750 124,788

3,660 28,391 5,902 5,929 519 350 60 1,450 680 14,997 12,713 30,973 2,267 4,730 9,049 121,670

3,910 35,000 6,000 12,300 360 1,530 625 2,075 700 15,530 11,750 30,250 2,600 5,000 4,131 131,761

(250) (6,609) (98) (6,371) (360) (1,011) 350 (565) (625) (20) (533) 963 723 (333) (270) 4,918 (10,091)





(2,077) 21 (11,561) (905) (106) 2,789 (56) (1,590) (1,964) 8,861 (2,872) (3,422) (312) 2,705 (308) (3,788) 617 (649) (10,682) -

-2.1% 2.4% -26.0% -31.4% -11.4% 7.8% -28.0% -9.3% -37.4% 6.7% -14.9%

98,401 770 41,569 3,333 937 30,708 201 17,382 5,889 102,981 18,674 2,891 15,116 1,238 128,296 13,009 45,115 1,899 4,827 18,805 40 -

101,832 845 55,967 3,788 1,035 32,852 256 18,685 7,219 122,507 22,117 22,130 1,295 125,846 13,626 57,416 1,658 4,889 23,459 -








VARIANCE FAVORABLE (UNFAVOR) (2,327) 21 (18,170) (905) (204) (3,582) (416) (1,590) (2,975) 9,211 (3,437) (4,047) (332) 2,172 655 (3,065) 284 (919) (5,764) (35,390)

0.0% 0.0%


399,554 (22,502) 1,020 -

404,033 (22,650) 2,404 -

404,033 (22,650) 3,000 958



177 25 -0.4%


-19.9% -0.4%

-18.9% -1.6% -51.8% -100.0% -66.1% -90.4% -30.1% -2.9% -3.4% 8.2% 2.4% -12.8% -5.4% 119.1%



-18.3% -31.7% 2.1% -2.3% -7.1% 27.1% -15.3% -83.6%



399,554 (22,502) 1,020 -

4,479 (148) 1,384 -



177 25



(20) (155) (305) (305) (8,409) (732) 350 60 (1,235) (160) (1,686) 1,082 3,220 (622) (500) 6,299 -


3,680 155 28,696 6,207 14,338 1,251 2,685 840 16,683 11,631 27,753 2,889 5,230 2,750 124,788





99,755 866 44,406 2,883 929 35,641 200 17,095 5,255 131,368 19,245 18,708 983 128,551 13,318 53,628 2,275 4,240 12,777 -

(2,077) 21 (11,561) (905) (106) 2,789 (56) (1,590) (1,964) 8,861 (2,872) (3,422) (312) 2,705 (308) (3,788) 617 (649) (10,682) -

-2.1% 2.4% -26.0% -31.4% -11.4% 7.8% -28.0% -9.3% -37.4% 6.7% -14.9%

98,401 770 41,569 3,333 937 30,708 201 17,382 5,889 102,981 18,674 2,891 15,116 1,238 128,296 13,009 45,115 1,899 4,827 18,805 40 -

(3,431) (75) (14,398) (455) (98) (2,144) (55) (1,303) (1,330) (19,526) (3,443) 2,891 (7,014) (57) 2,450 (617) (12,301) 241 (62) (4,654) 40 -























125 81,250 (130,892)

(111,756) 125 81,250

125 81,250



-1.6% -51.8% -100.0% -66.1% -90.4% -30.1% -2.9% -3.4% 8.2% 2.4% -12.8% -5.4% 119.1%

-18.3% -31.7% 2.1% -2.3% -7.1% 27.1% -15.3% -83.6%

0.0% 0.0%

1,450 680 14,997 12,713 30,973 2,267 4,730 9,049 -

ACTUAL (98,172) (845) (27,576) (3,788) 4,867 (26,923) (256) (18,685) (6,700) (122,157) (22,057) (20,680) (615) (110,849) (913) (26,443) 609 (159) (14,410) -

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAVORABLE BUDGET (UNFAVOR) (95,845) (2,327) (866) 21 (9,406) (18,170) (2,883) (905) 5,071 (204) (23,341) (3,582) 160 (416) (17,095) (1,590) (3,725) (2,975) (131,368) 9,211 (18,620) (3,437) (16,633) (4,047) (283) (332) (113,021) 2,172 (1,568) 655 (23,378) (3,065) 325 284 760 (919) (8,646) (5,764) -

Prior Year (2017) VARIANCE FAVORABLE ACTUAL (UNFAVOR) (94,721) (3,451) (615) (230) (12,873) (14,703) (3,333) (455) 5,270 (403) (16,370) (10,553) (201) (55) (17,382) (1,303) (4,638) (2,062) (102,981) (19,176) (18,674) (3,383) (2,891) 2,891 (12,431) (8,249) (398) (217) (111,613) 764 (1,378) 465 (17,362) (9,081) 990 (381) 403 (562) (16,055) 1,645 (40) 40 -








125 81,250

OPERATING EXPENSES 101,832 845 55,967 3,788 1,035 32,852 256 18,685 7,219 122,507 22,117 22,130 1,295 125,846 13,626 57,416 1,658 4,889 23,459 -





519 350 60

225 (25)



AMENITY INCOME 3,660 28,391 5,902 5,929 -



(49,517) 0.0% 0.0%

0.0% 0.0%

Prior Yr (2017) ACTUAL

These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments







52 â&#x20AC;¢ MARCH 2018



2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES- As of January 31, 2018 (Unaudited) New Capital Projects


Project #



Spent to Date

Under (Over)

Motorola Repeater, Mobile & Portable Radios

Public Safety





GPS Software

Public Safety





CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety





Snow Gun - Addition ADA Lifts at Pools - North Pool

Ski Hill





Public Works/Pools





Pool Tables (2)






Lift Gate






Road Paving - Lakeview Drive Walking Path Trash Compactor Concrete Pads

Public Works





Public Works





Deerfield Lake - Phosphorus Reduction Install. (Grant Net) Lake Mgmnt





Surge Protection POA Building






Fiber Optics - N Beach, Main Pool, N Pool






Wireless Access Points








300,800 Adjusted Budget


Capital Reserve Projects 2018 Ford Utility Police Interceptor, Lights, Lettering





Motorola Repeater, Mobile & Portable Radios





GPS Software





CCTV Cameras - Replacements





Office Furniture










Rental Equipment Replacement (Rotation)





Snow Groomer - Major Repair





Pump Replacement Marina Docks









Swim Lines - Lakes





Pool Pumps





Pool Vacuum





Main Pool Line Replacement





Children's Pool Replacement





Road Paving - North Rec Parking OSC Fencing





















South Recreation Fencing Tennis Court Lighting Community Signs- Amenity & Entrance Half Rack





Tennis Court Vacuum





Practice Net





Heavy Duty Utility Vehicle





Toro Multi Pro 1750 Sprayer





2500 Series Pickup Truck w/ Plow





5500 Mason Dump Truck





Snow Plows (2)





Salt Spreader





Pressure Washer





Backhoe Replacement





Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 1 & 2





Road Paving - Small Projects & Guard Rails





Stormwater Management - Culverts, Swale & Miscellaneous Repair




298,542 20,000

Maintenance Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects




Engineering Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects





Brooks Lake Dam Major Repairs Main Entry Design Fees & Phase 1 Construction









PC/Workstation/POS Inventory Replacement





APC Power Backups





VM Ware Server Support & Warranty





Unitrends Backup Software Renewal & Hardware Support Windows 2016 Server Upgrade

40-14 40-15

5,700 5,100


5,700 5,100 9,250

Docstar Upgrade/Renewal




Fargo DTC Printers (2) Clubhouse Carpet - Lower Level




















Clubhouse - Shuffleboard Lodge/Tiki Deck Major Repair Portable Steam Table (2)

1,594,367 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget








**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval **** Reallocation + Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

Total All Funds

1,895,167 Adjusted Budget




How to control common spring pests

Just when winter thaws out and people are anxious to enjoy the blooming flowers and luscious lawns of spring, pesky pests can appear and impact comfort levels and safety.

There also may be powders and sprays to alleviate flea infestations in the home. Vacuuming is also very effective in killing larvae in the carpet and at picking up adults.

Pavement ants



Fleas are tiny, jumping, biting pests that must find a host upon which to live. As ectoparasites, they feed on blood while living on the body of living hosts. Pets can bring fleas inside the yard and home in warm weather. According to the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, flea larvae develop more quickly at higher temperatures. At normal room temperatures, the entire life cycle of a flea is about 18 days. Several flea control products are available to control fleas on cats and dogs.


Go green in your lawn and garden this spring Gardening enthusiasts can find a way to make spring even more green by embracing several eco-friendly gardening practices as they bring their lawns and gardens back to life in the months to come.

Many pests resume their levels of activity as spring draws closer and temperatures warm up. The presence of these insects and rodents may cause problems in and around a home, which makes it essential to recognize them and avoid issues. The following are some of the more common spring pests and how to remedy infestations. Pavement ants are some of the most common pests residents encounter inside and outside of their homes. These ants are light brown to black with appendages that are lighter than the rest of their bodies. Small in stature, pavement ants have parallel lines on their heads and thorax, according to pest extermination company Orkin. Although pavement ants nest outdoors, they can enter homes through small crevices in search of food scraps. Their large colonies may not disappear until treatment is introduced. Keep foods in tightly sealed containers, clear counters and floors of crumbs, and address water sources, such as leaks. Pesticides may be needed in extreme conditions.

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Ants are a nuisance that become more active as the weather warms.

An errant wasp, hornet or yellow jacket may have survived winter and ridden out the colder temperatures within a home. Once the weather warms, queens will begin to look for places to lay eggs and establish colonies. Treating areas where wasps are seen entering and leaving the home is key. Seal holes as soon as possible. Although wasps help control other insect populations, their painful stings and potentially aggressive nature can make them challenging to have around a home. If a nest is found, hire a professional to remove it.

Spring is a season of rejuvenation. As the cold days of winter drift away, spring blooms begin to sprout and grass regains its lush green look. Green is certainly a color that’s synonymous with spring. Gardening enthusiasts can find a way to make spring even more green by embracing several eco-friendly gardening practices as they bring their lawns and gardens back to life in the months to come. •

Create a compost pile. Composting is an eco-friendly way to enrich lawns and gardens. Composting helps to conserve water because compost promotes moisture retention in soil, reducing homeowners’ need to water their lawns and gardens while also helping them to save money on their water bills. Composting also helps homeowners avoid the need to use potentially harmful chemical fertilizers because compost is a natural, slow release fertilizer. In addition, according to Canada’s Green Action Centre, compostable materials make up 40 percent of residential waste. So composting can dramatically reduce the amount of waste homeowners ultimately send to landfills.

Replace gas-powered mowers with reel lawn mowers. Reel mowers may seem like relics from simpler times, but today’s reel mowers, while just as eco-friendly as their predecessors, are unlike those of yesteryear. According to the Planet Natural Research Center, an online resource for organic gardeners, gas-powered engines emit more than 10 times the hydrocarbons per amount of gas burned than auto engines. But reel mowers are fuel-free and less expensive than gas-powered mowers. Planet Natural also notes that reel mowers snip grass like scissors, leaving finer trimmings that can serve as nourishing, weed-deterring mulch for yards.

Water at the right times of day. Homeowners who water their lawns and gardens at the right time of day can help the planet and reduce their energy bills. As spring gradually gives way to summer, temperatures typically rise. Watering during the coolest times of the day means less water will be lost to evaporation, ensuring water-needy soil will get all it needs to help lawns and gardens thrive. Early morning watering before the sun reaches its midday peak and/or evening watering as the sun is setting are typically great times to water lawns and gardens, rather than when temperatures are at their hottest.

Use a rain barrel. Rain barrels provide an eco-friendly opportunity to repurpose rain water while helping homeowners conserve water and save money. But homeowners must exercise caution when using rain barrels in their lawns and gardens. Water collected by rain water should never be used for drinking, cooking or bathing. Pet owners should know that water collected by rain barrels also should not be used to bathe pets. Rain barrel lids should also be tightly secured to prevent mosquito infestations. Secure rain barrels to also protect children and pets from falling in. Overflow valves should always direct water away from structures to prevent water damage to homes or sheds. In addition, to reduce risk of falls and injury, homeowners should be certain that water is not directed toward sidewalks, driveways or other areas where foot traffic is common. Before the arrival of winter, homeowners should disconnect their rain barrels from downspouts to prevent the formation of ice.


Many spiders are not harmful enough to humans and pets to be much of a problem. In fact, spiders can be helpful to have around to control the populations of other insects. Still, many homeowners would prefer these web-slinging friends remain outdoors. Therefore, sealing cracks in a home’s foundation and repairing small openings around windows and doors can help keep spiders out. Also, alleviating moisture issues in basements, garages or attics may keep out other bugs that would be prey to spiders. Homeowners can take the steps necessary to cut down on pests in and around their homes.

The first steps toward success came in February 1980 when President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. Since 1995, U.S. Presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.

Spring gardening season provides a great opportunity for lawn and garden enthusiasts to embrace a variety of eco-friendly practices that can save them money and protect the planet.

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Potato bread for Patty’s Day St. Patrick’s Day might be more widely associated with pints of Guinness than Irish cuisine, but that does not mean revelers cannot indulge in some tasty food this March 17. Those with a day of celebration ahead may want to start their day off with this recipe for “Irish Potato Bread” from Linda Collister’s “Quick Breads” (Ryland, Peters & Small). The bread can be served alongside a pile of bacon and just-cooked eggs to make for a delicious, hearty breakfast.

Makes 8, Serves 4

cups smooth mashed potatoes (1 very large cooked potato or 2 medium) cup self-rising flour teaspoon powdered mustard teaspoon sea salt

1 1

Several grinds of black pepper tablespoon snipped chives or 2 tablespoons chopped parsley extra-large egg, beaten Butter for frying

Mix the mashed potatoes with the flour, mustard, salt, pepper, and herbs. Do this with a wooden spoon, not a food processor (otherwise, you’ll get a gluey mess). Work in the beaten egg to make a firm dough. If it is very soft and sticky, work in a little more flour. Turn out the dough onto a floured work surface, flour your hands, then knead the dough once or twice to make a smooth ball. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and shape each one into a small cake, about 21/2 inches across. When ready to cook, heat a little butter in a large heavy skillet, preferably nonstick, and cook the breads over medium heat for about 7 minutes on each side, until they turn good golden brown and are slightly puffed. Serve immediately.

Don’t let Patty’s Day pass without enjoying Irish coffee

While Irish coffee recipes vary from place to place, those who want a more traditional recipe this St. Patrick’s Day can prepare the following concoction courtesy of A.J. Rathbun’s “Good Spirits” (Harvard Common Press). St. Patrick’s Day is rife with traditions, many of which involve food and drink. While pints of Guinness might garner the bulk of the beverage attention on St. Patrick’s Day, that beloved creamy stout is not the only Irish-inspired drink to hoist on March 17. In the mid-20th century, chef Joe Sheridan was working in Foynes, County Limerick, when a group of travelers who had been scheduled to fly to the United States became stranded due to inclement weather that grounded their plane. When his weary travelers arrived in Sheridan’s place of business, he served the them coffee with some Irish whiskey mixed in. When the group inquired as to what they were drinking, Sheridan reportedly told them, “that’s Irish coffee.” While Irish coffee recipes vary from place to place, those who want a more traditional recipe this St. Patrick’s Day can prepare the following concoction courtesy of A.J. Rathbun’s “Good Spirits” (Harvard Common Press). Irish Coffee 11/2 ounces Irish whiskey 6 ounces fresh hot coffee 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup (see below) Whipped cream (optional) 1. Add the whiskey and simple syrup to a mug. 2. Fill the mug with hot coffee. If something extra is desired, top with whipped cream. Simple Syrup (Makes 4 1/2 cups) 2 1/2

cups water


Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day (Family Features) Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. When it’s the one day each year it’s acceptable to pinch non-conforming friends and family, it’d be a shame not to go all out.

Irish Potato Bread 13/4 3/4 1/4 1/2


cups sugar

1. Add the water and sugar to a medium-size saucepan. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat a bit, keeping the mixture at a low boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Turn off the heat, and let the syrup cool completely in the pan. Store in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator.

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These few simple tips can help you put together the perfect party to revel in all things green – and tasty. •

Decorate with purpose. Everyone knows that green is the color of the day, but go one step further by incorporating it into different items. Banners and streamers work fine, but setting out green candles or even adorning your light fixtures with green bulbs can help you take an extra step forward.

Create active fun. Instead of limiting your guests to dining and conversation, plan some simple activities to help the fun flow. Games like a “treasure hunt” for gold coins, limerick-writing competitions or even just turning up Irish-themed music can help get the party started.

Eat festively. Turn your party’s food and drinks into true Irish dining with some delicious recipes like this American Irish Stew, which includes beef, onion, carrots and potatoes for a tasty cultural meal to fill all of your hungry guests.

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American Irish Stew

Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research Servings: 6 1 1 1/4 3 1 3 2 3 4 1 1 2

tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil pounds beef, top round, cut into 3/4-inch pieces cloves garlic, minced salt, to taste pepper, to taste medium onion, coarsely chopped medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces medium parsnips, cut into large chunks (optional) cups low-fat, reduced-sodium beef broth medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leek, coarsely chopped tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

In large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add beef and garlic. Cook, gently stirring until meat is evenly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Add onion, carrots and parsnips. Cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 75 minutes, or until meat is tender. Stir in potatoes and simmer another 30 minutes. Add rosemary and leeks. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender. To avoid potatoes falling apart, do not overcook. Serve hot and garnish with parsley, if desired. Nutritional information per serving: 370 calories, 8 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 43 g carbohydrate, 32 g protein, 6 g dietary fiber, 427 mg sodium. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

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Small Ways You Can Change Your Routine for a Better You (StatePoint) Sometimes the smallest changes to your daily habits can have the biggest impact on your wellness. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways you can change your routine for a better you. Sit Less Does your job require you to sit still most of the day? Even if you work out regularly, an otherwise sedentary lifestyle can be bad for your health. Be sure to get up throughout the day in order to stretch and walk around. It only takes a minute to reap the benefits, so don’t skip these breaks. Consider installing an app on your phone to remind you at periodic intervals when it’s time to move, and if possible, alter your workstation to make it easier to assist in this effort. Standing desks, treadmill desks and even biking desks can keep you active throughout the day. Rethink Brushing Good oral health includes taking great care of your gums -- and research shows that harmful bacteria and plaque that lurk below the gum line can have a big impact. “A healthy mouth needs healthy gums, and even diligent brushing may not remove all harmful plaque,” said Sarah Thiel, RDH. “Toothpaste that goes below the gum line to destroy plaque bacteria in the mouth is a great addition to your brushing routine. Because if you’re not taking care of your gums, you’re not taking care of you.” Consider switching to a toothpaste specifically developed to improve gum health, like Crest Gum Detoxify, which uses Activated Foam Technology to seek out harmful bacteria in hard to reach places in order to neutralize it, even below the gum line. More information can be found at

Robert (Bob) Duffey Robert (Bob) Duffey, a full time resident of The Hideout for the past 25 years, passed away suddenly on February 1, 2018. Many of you knew Bob as the Ski School Director at The Hideout Ski Area from 1993 to 2017. He also was, in the past, Pa. State Constable for Lake Township, Fire Police Captain for the Lake Ariel Fire Department, Sergeant At Arms for the American Legion Paul Sweeney Post 807 in Hamlin. Bob was born in Southampton, New York. He attended school at Southampton High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the New York Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S Navy from 1956 to 1960. He retired after 24 years of service as a Detective with the New York City Police Department. He also served and retired in 1999 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard. Somehow, he did manage to play some golf at The Hideout. Bob is survived by his wife, Ronnie, who he married in 1968, and his son, Jonathan (Melissa Heid-Fiance). He leaves behind his brother, Theodore Duffey (wife-Maria), sister, Patricia Fulcher (husband-Donald) and brother-in-law, Bryan Berman (wife-Leslie). He will be missed by his nieces, Dawne DeVito (husband-Larry), Cheryl Broderick (husband-Paul) and nephew Theodore Duffey Jr. A Memorial/Celebration of Life Service was held on February 24, 2018.

Spice it Up If you rely on fat and sugar for the bulk of flavor in your cooking, consider improving your seasoning routines for more nutritional meals. Reduce your reliance on these ingredients without getting bored by adding healthier boosts of flavor to dishes. Chop fresh herbs onto your pasta or salad, add spices to your stew, include garlic, ginger and even hot peppers in your stir-fry. Drink More Water What are you drinking during the day? If the answer is juice and soda, consider replacing at least some of that with water. Water doesn’t have to be flavorless. Infuse your water bottle or pitcher with your favorite fruits, vegetables and herbs. From cucumber and strawberry slices to watermelon and mint, you can have fun while hydrating, without resorting to high calorie beverages that offer little or no nutritional value. Focusing on sweeping lifestyle changes can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed. For lasting and meaningful impacts on your health and wellness, find small tweaks that you can make to your daily routine. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Glamy/stock.

Obituary Guidelines

To submit an obituary (Hideout members only) please follow the guidelines below (350 words or less). To include a photo, please email or deliver/mail to the Hideout POA, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. • The person’s full and complete name, date of birth as well as date of death • Names of husband or wife and names of children, number of grandchildren

• Add where he or she went to school and graduated from • Services/Mass/Cemetery information.


Since 1995, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association has strived to improve the knowledge and skill of its members and neighbors in matters related to the proper care and handling of firearms, the management of shooting ranges and to develop fellowship, sportsmanship and good citizenship among its members. To that end, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association will partner with a local state-of-the-art indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes. These courses and others will be offered through the Hideout Sportsmen’s Assoc. for a limited time. Interested individuals should contact John at (570) 698-6227 for details.

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Fully Insured

Completed Jobs & Inspiration! AMERICAN LEGION POST 807 MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking members and old friends. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403 MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church Hall. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER #114 MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest. Honesdale. John Miracle (570) 698-6816.

MRC Property Management Lawn care, snow plowing, landscaping, roofing, siding, painting, home maintenance, handyman service.

570-647-5618 PA 094700

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THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hamlin, 9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

570-352-5351 Fully Insured

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Nikolas Plumbing and Heating LLC • Installation of a new sanitary ware and kitchen appliances • Repairs of leaks, replacement of pipes, taps • Connection of washing machines • Replacement water heaters • Heating and gas • Sewerage




ST. THOMAS MORE/ST. MARY’S FOOD PANTRY - open 2nd & 4th Wed. of every month. 9:30-11:00 a.m. HAMLIN FIRE & RESCUE BINGO Every Sun & Wed at Bingo Hall (behind Hamlin Fire & Rescue on the hill). Doors open 5:00 p.m. Games start 6:00 p.m. THE ROTARY CLUB OF HAMLIN/ Lake Ariel meets Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. at Bongo’s Roadhouse, Rte 191. Public is welcome to attend and learn more about Rotary. SOUP SUPPER - Sat., March 10, 5:007:30 p.m. at the Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Station on Route 191. 1ST ANNUAL SPORTSMAN EXTRAVAGANZA - Sat., March 17 at the Bingo Hall 4:00-9:00 p.m. at the Hamlin Fire & Rescue Station 67. Raffle tickets include food and beverages. Cost is $10 per ticket - see a member! All proceeds benefit Hamlin Fire & Rescue. Raffles, Tricky Trays & Giveaways. Grand Prize: Rays Fishing Guide service will provide an 8 hour Striper fishing trip for two on Lake Wallenpaupack.Other prizes include fishing poles, gas grills, cabin tents, trolling motors, fish finder, and Pocono Raceway ickets, etc. LAKE ARIEL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY AUXILIARY COLLECTING ITEMS FOR OUR MAY 18, 2018 PENNY SOCIAL - Time to clean out your home! New and gently used items would be greatly appreciated! Vases, books, pillows, decoration, handbags, musical instruments, toys, games, small appliances, etc. Please contact Linda Pontosky -570-878-9699 or Janet Miller -570-877-5005.

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Attention Members - Motion Effective January 1, 2016 Reference: Existing Board Resolutions #10-63:

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MOTION (1): Rescind Resolution #10-63 10-63 RESOLVED THAT the feeding of deer is prohibited in the Hideout effective January 1, 2011. The first violation will be a written warning; the second violation will be a failure to comply citation issued in the amount $125. Motion made by Joel Goldstein, seconded by John Barcarola and passed 6-0. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken results 7 Yes 0 No PASSED MOTION (2): RESOLVED- In support of our community’s wildlife management efforts and to reduce the need for future culls, that the feeding of any wildlife (with the exception of birds) within The Hideout is prohibited and is subject to an initial Citation and Fine in the amount of $1,000.00. Anyone who chooses to feed birds can do so only if they use a bird feeder(s) unit that is kept at a minimum height of eight (8) feet above ground level, if not they will also be subject to a Citation and a $1,000.00 fine. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken results 7 Yes 0 No PASSED NOTE 1): Any additional violation(s) will be subject to a hearing by the Disciplinary Committee to determine any additional penalties. NOTE 2): Revenues from initial fines and any additional penalties will be used to offset wildlife management expenses in the Land and Environmental Planning Department.



YOUR HAT IS STILL HANGING ON THE WALL Your hat is still hanging on the wall in the hall It’s there where you left it ready on call A little bit higher than the rest of our gear When your hat was in place we all knew you were near If I should remove it there would be a big hole Like the one when you passed that’s so icy cold I can’t seem to shake it that feeling remains They say in some time I’ll get back in the game So it will remain hanging where it belongs Each time that I pass it I’ll think nothing’s wrong I’ll recall as we gathered our coats and our hats To walk from our home for this and for that There are so many moments that began from that spot So many times we said; “Forget me not!” Why was the love of my life taken in a flash? I’d trade one more moment for all of my cash For life has its partners that wear their hats well My love of my life I’ll continue to tell I’ll keep every dream every moment we spent I’ll never believe looking back they were lent I thought we would live forever in love As that picture we bought of two loving Doves There’s one hook still empty I’ve left on the wall For family and friends and strangers all When they leave I look up and always recall Your hat that’s still hanging high on the wall. WOLRAD/2018

ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Lake Ariel. Mass: Sat., 4pm; Sun., 8am and 11am. Father Stephen Stavoy (570) 698-5584. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Ledgedale. Mass: Sat. 4:00pm; Sun. 9:30am Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584. SALEM COMMUNITY CHURCH (United Methodist Congregation) Rte 590, Hamlin; Sunday Service 10:30 am. Pastor Jeff L. Rarich, PHD; Church Office (570) 689-6011 LAKE ARIEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Maple St., Lake Ariel; Sunday Service @ 9:00 am. Pastor Fred Snyder; Church Office 570-226-6713 LAKEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 431 Purdytown Turnpike (Rt. 590), Lakeville; Sunday Service @ 10:30 am. Pastor Fred Snyder; Church Office 570-2266713 CORTEZ UMC, Cortez Rd. Past. Art Yetter. Church 9am. (570) 698-4015. FREE METHODIST CHURCH, S. Canaan. 19 St. Tikhons Rd. William G. Rushik, Pastor (570) 937-4385. Worship Schedule: 8:45am

Area Worship Services

Early worship; 10am Sun School; 11am. Worship; Wednesday 6:30pm Youth Serv.

ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 564 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin. The Rev’d. Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D. - Services of Holy Communion Sundays 8am & 10am. (570) 689-9260. Email: Web: Parish Office Hours:10:00am-3:00pm Mon, Wed & Fri. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 815 Church St., Hawley (570) 226-4835. Visitors welcome. Sunday Worship: 11am Sunday school & nursery during worship. Coffee Hour after service. Worship Services-Monthly. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 201 Tenth Street, Honesdale (570) 2535451. Sunday services: 9am contemporary service held at The Vineyard, 761 Paris St., 11am traditional in Honesdale. CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Junction of 435 & 590, Elmhurst, PA (570) 842-1454. Pastor Ron-(570)-383-0888. Sunday Worship Services, 9 & 11am. Communion-1st Sat of the month “Alive at Five Spirit filled worship service, 6pm.

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, (Greentown) Sun School-9:30am. Morn. Worship 10:45am. Sun Evening Praise & Worship-6pm. HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA. (570) 689-2630. Pastor: Kenneth Claflin. Sunday Worship 10:30AM. Sunday School (all ages) 9:30AM. Wed Family Night 6:30PM. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, (Newfoundland Rts. 191 & 507) Rev. Tammie Rinker-Services Sunday School & Coffee Club-9:30am. Morning Worship 10:45am. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court St., Honesdale, PA 18431 (Court & 7th St.) Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. Liza Roos Lucy, President (570) 226-4571. TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA Rabbi Daniel Swartz. Shabbat Services Friday 8pm Interfaith and GLBT Families welcome. (570) 344-7201.

ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church St, Hawley, PA (570) 226-2411. Pastor: Rev. Colleen Cox. Sunday Service of Holy Communion: 9:30am-

year round. Sunday School 9:30am (Sept-June). All welcome! CANAAN BIBLE CHAPEL, Home of Canaan Christian Academy, Pastor Daniel Henwood, 30 Hemlock Rd, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. (570) 937-4848-Fax (570) 937-4800. Services: Sun 10am & 6pm (Lighthouse Kids, Youth Group & Adult Bible Study). Sun. School 8:45am. Wed 7pm-Bible Study & Prayer. MONASTERY OF ST. TIKHON OF ZADONSK - 175 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472 / (570) 937-4390 Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4:30 p.m. Vespers and Matins. Sat: 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4 p.m. Vigil Sun: 9:30a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4 p.m. Vespers and Matins. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOLLISTERVILLE, 23 Pond Road, Moscow, PA 18444. (570) 689-3071. email: Pastor Jim Sheridan. Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m.

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• Lot For Sale by Owner 3262 Northgate Road, Build your dream house $1,000 or best offer please email Editors note: look for their classified ad on our website at

• Brunswick IV Pool Table - $1200 12’ Jon Boat - $700 neg. 917-856-8704 Edward

• ROONEY ELEC­TRIC Licensed & Insured Contractor serving The Hideout for over 40 yrs. NJ Lic. # EI-04624 Scranton Lic. # 1057 PA002567 (570) 698-6690.

• FREE Lot #3303 2017 Taxes and Dues up to date. 973-340-8222 Editors note: look for their classified ad on our website at • 3503 Chestnut Hill Level lot 0.58 acres 973-595-5742 Evenings 973-720-9095 fax Editors note: look for their classified ad on our website at

HOMES FOR RENT • Book your Vacation or Full Time Rentals with your Hideout Specialists, Re/Max Best. 570-698-7299/ 800-577-5005,, Editors note: look for their ad on our website at

A character is every space that you use whether it is a letter, number, punctuation mark, or blank space. Please call for Classified and Business Classified Rates at 570-630-3707.

ATTORNEY • ATTORNEY Wills, Estates, Trusts, Probate, Closings, Divorce, DUI, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury. Alan Jones (570) 698-7505 House calls in the Hideout

WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION • Do you have water coming into your basement or crawlspace? Are you tired of that damp, musty odor all the time? Does anyone suffer from allergies, but only when they’re at this home? Well don’t suffer these problems anymore, call the experts around the corner! INTEGRA-CLEAN & DRY 570-676-8862 WE CAN HELP! • Kelcean Mold Removal LLC. 570-503-7350 Do not wait too long if you have a water or mold problem in your house!!! Call us and we will be there for you and your family in your time of need, we will work with your insurance company. Don’t pay franchise prices!

All classified ads are due by the 20th of the month to run in the following month’s Hideabout. Payment is due before printing.

Free Simple Will Service for Retirees


Any questions about advertising? Call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707

Attorney Chris Farrell has offered to volunteer his time to retired Hideout Residents for free Simple Will Service. Please contact Brooke Craven to schedule an appointment at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109.


To advertise on the classified page either fill out the ad form below & mail in or go to the Hideout’s website and submit a form online. NO REFUNDS ON CLASSIFIED ADS.

Make check payable to: The Hideout POA & Mail to: The Hideout POA, Attn: Lisa Green, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Name: Mailing address: Contract Phone: Date:


•BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating •Fees 1/2 of other Accountants •BBA in Accounting •20+ Years Experience •Tax Preparation •Bookkeeping •Payroll Ray Labutis

(570) 698-7465

1002 Forest Lane POA Member

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Have a concern? Here’s who to call

Hideout Property Owners Association 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-4100 Fax (570) 698-9457

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100


CBS Construction, LLC “Start to finish, one job at a time.”

Tel: (570) 352-5351

Chris Wakely Owner Operated

Retired N.Y.C.M.O.S.

Professional Grooming & Boarding Free Graduate of Merryfi eld Academy ofIN Animal Technicians Insured Estimates SPECIALIZING :

AskDfor Lisa or John (Yes, ECKS , REMODELING , KITCHENS & RMascot!) OOFS Mozart, B isATHS still our

(570) Referrals available FROM226-6178 HANDYMAN REPAIRS TO ADDITIONS! New & Lightly Used Home Decor ~ Antiques ~ Gifts ~ Jewelry Women’s Accessories & Clothes Upscale Consigned Clothes for Women & much more!

Dial (570) plus number

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!


Precision Tree Co. ...branching out to meet your needs!

570-885-1375 Tree Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Storm Damage & Cleanup Landscaping Services 24 Hour Emergency Service References Available

• Free Estimates • Fully Insured Visit our website:

110 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436 PA HIC # 043354 Bus. (570) 698-8797 Fax (570) 698-6721 Fully Insured Over 20 years experience

- Winterization Specialist - Guarantee No Broken Pipes - We do house checks!

Art Center...........................698-4100, ext. 164 Food & Beverage .............. 698-4100, ext. 153 Main Gate .......................... 698-4100, ext. 140 Main Gate Direct Line ....... 630-3738 Main Lodge........................ 698-4100, ext. 155 Main Pool .......................... 698-7014 Mini Golf ............................ 698-4086 North Beach ...................... 698-7013 North Gate ......................... 698-4100, ext. 142 North Gate Direct Line ...... 630-3737 North Pool ......................... 698-7011 Quilters .............................. 698-4100, ext. 156 Ski Hill ............................... 698-4100, ext. 170 Woodworkers..................... 698-6269

All tucked inside a beautiful 2700 sq. ft. Victorian Home on Route 191 in Hamlin Shop our relaxing atmostphere and get inspired by our beautifully decorated rooms! Mon., Thurs., Fri. 10-4 Sat. 10-5, PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHOP LOCAL!

Sun. 11-5 • 595 Easton Turnpike Hamlin, 500 feet north of Hamlin Corners • 570-689-4123


Dial (570) plus number Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance ...................... 698-4100, ext. 133 North Gate Emergency...... 698-6317 Recreation ......................... 698-4100, ext. 160 Fitness Center ................... 698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 300 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180 Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145 Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

Utilities RS&W .................................(570) 698-6162

Other Helpful Numbers Emergency Dial “911”

State Police.........................(570) 253-7126 Geisinger CMC ................... (570) 703-8000 Geisinger, Wilkes Barre...... (570) 348-1120 Regional Hospital of Scranton (570) 348-7100 Moses Taylor, Scranton ..... (570) 770-5000 Wayne Memorial, Honesdale ........................ (570) 253-8100

Please let our advertisers know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER!


Check websiteat: at: Check out out our website for information, for all all committee committee information, meeting dates, meeting dates, and andanything anything and everything everything and happening in the theHideout. Hideout. happening in


(570) 698-0970 698-0970 (570) Cell (570) 840-9452 POA POAMEMBER MEMBER Cell (570) 840-9452


Need a - Tree Trimming - Tree Removal Gift, - Emergency Storm Work Souvenir, TREE SERVICE - Firewood Delivery 570-689-7516 - Lot Clearing Hideout Logo Merchandise?


- Stump Grinding

Our Recreation Department located at the RSC will be happy to accommodate you!

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Integra Clean & Dry

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JT’s Painting & Contracting

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All Trades Construction Services, Inc. Page 11

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

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Allatto’s Painting Page 11

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating

Page 59

Apple Maintenance Inc.

Page 22

JNJ Painting & More

Page 26

Aurel’s TV & Appliances

Page 24

John T. Bolles General Contracting

Page 48

Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13

John’s Italian Restaurant

Page 24

BTM Flooring

A to Z Maintenance

Al Dente’s Pizzeria

Page 14


Bug E. Bug Pest Control

Page 48

Kenneth Burger Contracting

Page 12

Canine Connection

Page 59

Koberlein Septic

Page 18

Carey Construction

Page 10

Lakeside Home Rentals

Page 56

Carman Electrical Svc., Inc.

Page 6

Liberty Restaurant

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CBS Construction, LLC.

Page 56

Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc.

Page 48

Century 21 - Hamlin Office

Page 49

Mike’s Walk-In Carpet

Page 26

Christopher Farrell, Attorney at Law Page 11

Modern Hearing Aid Solutions

Page 12

CM’s Construction, Inc.

Page 56

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MRC Property Management

Colors Unite Painting

Page 48

Nikolas Plumbing and Heating LLC Page 56

Cover All Painting Co.

Page 23

Past Impressions

Page 59

Curt Putman’s Tree Service Page 59

Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA

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Duffy Plumbing

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Precision Tree Co.

Page 59

Elite Home Improvement, Inc.

Page 56

Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services

Page 59

Falcon Oil & Propane

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Family First Vision Center

Page 48

Resnick’s Mattress Warehouse

Page 26

Forbes Pest Control Page 59

Scotty’s Services Inc.

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Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 48

Shingle Me Page 12

Green Man Exterminator, LLC

Page 59

Spring Garden Chinese Buffet

H & R Block

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St. Mary’s Villa Page 22

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Heller’s Gas Page 23

The Hideout Realty Group

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Huckabee Plumbing Service

The Roof Brothers, Inc.

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The Hideabout March 2018